Coburn: Nelson agreement with leaders ‘threw unborn babies under the bus’
By Kevin Bogardus
12/19/09 01:41 PM ET
A number of Republican senators attacked an agreement reached between Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) and Senate Democratic leaders Saturday, saying it would lead to the eventual reversal of more than 30 years of federal law banning abortion funding.
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Oka.) said it is “absolutely fictitious” that there is an anti-abortion provision in the Senate Democrats’ reworked healthcare reform bill.
“The negotiations, whoever did them, threw unborn babies under the bus,” Coburn said.
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