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Most Americans Oppose Funding Abortion in Health-Care Reform

01/04/2010 Comment

Now that Congress is back in Washington from the Christmas break, negotiations are set to begin on crafting a final health-care reform bill. Will it include the Stupak amendment banning the funding of most abortions, or the Nelson amendment, which was a compromise in the Senate version that many pro-lifers opposed?

Yesterday, a Rasmussen Reports poll found that 53% of Americans oppose federal (taxpayer) funding of abortion.

Meanwhile, CBS News is reporting that Congress may skip the formal negotiating process of a conference committee.

“‘It’s time for a little ping-pong,’ one staffer reportedly said, referring to the process in which the House and the Senate ‘ping-pong’ full bills back and forth to each other, until they have a bill both sides can agree on.”

Stay tuned.

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