US Democrats would kill healthcare over abortion

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    WASHINGTON, March 4 (Reuters) - A dozen House of Representatives Democrats opposed to abortion are willing to kill President Barack Obama's healthcare reform plan unless it satisfies their demand for language barring the procedure, Representative Bart Stupak said on Thursday.

    "Yes. We're prepared to take responsibility," Stupak said on ABC's "Good Morning America" when asked if he and his 11 Democratic allies were willing to accept the consequences for bringing down healthcare reform over abortion.

    "Let's face it. I want to see healthcare. But we're not going to bypass the principles of belief that we feel strongly about," he said.

    UPDATE 2-US Democrats would kill healthcare over abortion | Reuters
     
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    I would call this a bit of Poetic Karma.

    One can only hope.
     
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    Who cares as long as it is killed?
     
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    I have caught Reuters in some really sloppy journalism in the past, and suspect they may not be reading this issue right either.

    I have heard several pro-life Democrats and Republicans state that they won't approve healthcare reform that allows funding for abortion on demand, but I don't believe I've head any one of them state that they won't vote for such a bill unless it bans abortion. I don't think any of the draft bills banned abortion--those that have been passed by the House or Senate--and those that haven't.

    I don't think any of them have any problem with whatever private insurance covers or doesn't cover regarding abortion. And I don't know of any private insurance that doesn't cover whatever medical procedure including abortion when a qualified doctor determines that it is a medical necessity.
     
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    Wow.


     
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    If they could only do it while it's still in the womb!
     
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    I've been making this point about reconciliation here at USMB for some time. Democrats simply don't have the votes to do it. Delay after delay, missed deadline after missed deadline, on and on and for the same simple reason. Most Americans don't like the plan, most Republicans don't like the plan and enough Democrats don't like the plan.

    Reconciliation is almost beside the point. There is enough garbage in (and left out of) the various Bills to make everyone hate it. Only the hardest core Obama lacky's want this thing to pass and only for a "political win" for the POTUS. Weather lack of "public option" or public spending on abortion or something else, no one thinks it's good legislation.
     
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    Lies lies and more lies.

    Everyone knows the problem is Republicans. No one else, just Republicans. Everyone else is on board with the bill.

    Sheesh, you guys should know this...
     

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