Anti-abortion leader Stupak searches for a way to vote ‘yes’
Anti-abortion leader Bart Stupak (D-MI) has been in negotiations with the White House on a plan that would see the Obama Administration issue an executive order that would specify that there will be no public funding for abortions in the healthcare bill.
If a deal between the White House and the eight anti-abortion members who, according to Stupak, met with the Administration to discuss a way out of the stand-off, these eight ‘no’ votes will be turned to a ‘yes’ in today’s House vote and could well be the difference between a Democratic victory or defeat.
According to Stupak,
We’re close but we’re not there yet.