CNN reports: "The Senate on Tuesday rejected an amendment to tighten restrictions on federal funding for abortion in the health care bill," in a 54-45 vote. "Rejection of the amendment means the Senate health bill, if approved with the current abortion language, would differ from more restrictive language in the House version passed last month." The Prescriptions blog adds, "Abortion rights advocates said that [Senator Ben] Nelson’s proposed language, which would mirror restrictions included in the health care bill approved last month by the House, posed one of the greatest threats to women’s freedoms since the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision." Now it's unclear what kind of support the overall bill will have.
Senate Rejects Abortion Amendment In Health Care Bill
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