Top Democrat Confirms Reconciliation on Table to Push Pro-Abortion Health Care
by Steven Ertelt
February 12, 2010 Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A top Senate Democrat confirmed today that Democrats are going to push ahead with the plan to use the controversial reconciliation process to push through the pro-abortion health care bill. At minimum, they are using the idea as a means of trying to land some Republican support.
Reconciliation is a budget process the Senate can use to pass financial items on a majority vote by denying a filibuster.
With the House not supporting the pro-abortion Senate health care bill without major changes and a filibuster stopping the House bill in the Senate, the idea is to get the House to approve the Senate bill and another bill with changes while the Senate approves the bill with the changes on a majority vote.