Abortion provision stays in health bill
House Dems press for passage despite some party opposition
March 12, 2010
WASHINGTON -- House leaders have concluded they cannot change a divisive abortion provision in President Obama's health-care bill and will try to pass the sweeping legislation without the support of ardent anti-abortion Democrats.
The approach would skirt a major obstacle for Democratic leaders in the final throes of a yearlong effort to change health care in the United States. But it sets up a risky strategy of trying to round up enough Democrats to overcome, not appease, a small but possibly decisive group of Democratic lawmakers in the House. the rest