Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- If Democrats in Congress think they can rely on an appeasement strategy on abortion to pass the health care bill through the Senate via reconciliation, Senate Republicans say they are misled. In the latest turn of events in the ongoing abortion-health care debate, Senate Republicans have upped the ante.
The current status of the pro-abortion health care bill has Democrats attempting to pass it in the House and then using reconciliation to stop a filibuster and get a bill with changes -- designed to secure House votes for the Senate bill -- through both chambers.
The reconciliation bill with the changes will not likely be able to fix the abortion funding problems in the Senate bill.
But if Democrats try to include abortion language in the reconciliation package, Republicans will object -- even if the changes are pro-life -- because they want to force pro-life Democrats in the House to defeat the overall health care bill...