Abortive Bill

A powerful group of anti-abortion House of Representatives Democrats are willing to “kill” President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform plan unless the procedure is banned.

A powerful group of anti-abortion House of Representatives Democrats are willing to "kill" President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform plan unless the procedure is banned. "Yes. We're prepared to take responsibility," Representative Bart 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. "The Michigan Democrat held up House legislation last year until he was satisfied that its language prevented federal tax dollars from being used to fund abortions. No specific legislation has yet surfaced. Obama began a final push for reform on Wednesday, urging Congress to vote on the plan in the next few weeks even if it means passing the measure with a narrow Democratic majority and no Republican support."

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