from LifeSiteNews. Perhaps if Senator Nelson stands his ground and the few RINO (Republican in Name Only) senators vote against then we can defeat this bill. We have to be wary of those who get some bone tossed them from Senator Reed’s office like the liberal Senator from Louisiana (a very $$ bone it was https://deliberateengagement.wordpress.com/2009/11/24/health-care-pork/ ).
Sen. Nelson: I Won’t Support a Health Bill Without Stupak Language
By Kathleen Gilbert
WASHINGTON, D.C., December 2, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – One Democrat senator has thrown a critical wrench in President Obama’s health care plans by stating he will not support the measure unless it includes Hyde-amendment restrictions like those introduced by Rep. Bart Stupak in the bill’s House counterpart.
Democrat Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska says he intends to introduce a Stupak-like amendment for his chamber’s bill. The Huffington Post reports that when asked by reporters if he would support a bill that lacked his amendment, Nelson replied, “No.”
Nelson’s stand against the abortion-funding bill could prove fatal to the already-struggling legislation: Democrats are already scrambling for votes after Independent Senator Joe Lieberman vowed to staunchly oppose any bill with a public option, considered by many liberal Democrats an essential part of the plan. The bill would need support by all 60 lawmakers who caucus with Democrats to defend against a GOP filibuster attempt.
Nelson’s amendment, which he said is “as identical to Stupak as it can be,” has yet to be unveiled. Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah is at least one co-sponsor of the amendment.
Sen. Bob Casey, another Democrat who often votes pro-life, said that his own negotiations on the abortion funding are “ongoing.”