In a move that could bolster efforts to pass the health care bill, the Catholic Health Association, representing more than 600 Catholic hospitals, endorsed the measure today, rejecting the claims from anti-choice groups that it would publicly fund abortions.
|By: David Dayen Sunday March 14, 2010 6:48 am|
|By: Jon Walker Saturday March 6, 2010 1:16 pm|
Bart Stupak’s (D-MI) group of “pro-life” House members–and their crazy demands about abortion language–has once again emerged as the major focus of the health care debate. If instead of ignoring Stupak for months, hoping the problem would magically go away, Democrats possibly could have slightly redesigned the basic structure of their health care plan to create a satisfactory solution for Stupak and his sympathizers.
|By: David Dayen Friday March 5, 2010 6:40 am|
You could just see this one coming today: faced with a difficult vote count without a bloc of anti-choice Democrats on board, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer expressed an openness to a standalone vote, essentially a third bill, on Bart Stupak’s abortion amendment, as a condition of his support for health care reform.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday March 2, 2010 8:45 am|
With the health care vote taking shape in the House, Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI) is waging a last-ditch campaign to stop it – and extending beyond his objection to the abortion funding language. Stupak has basically laid out the objections of many, if not the majority, of House Democrats. He may not welcome the prospect of being responsible for killing health care reform or becoming a national villain, so he’s pivoting to other objections. Or, he’s losing his block of members and wants to hold them for other reasons. Or he’s just talking out loud and expressing the frustrations of his colleagues. It’s hard to say.