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Stupak on Obama Plan: Abortion Language Ain't Gonna Fly

10:09 AM, Feb 23, 2010 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
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You mean Barack Obama showed up to declare his position after wrangling and tough choices by others had hammered out most of the details, so that he could hand down his slightly tweaked version of the basic consensus without actually solving any of the tough problems still on the table? Weird, that doesn't sound like him.

Stupak's statement:

”I was pleased to see that President Obama’s health care proposal did not include several of the sweetheart deals provided to select states in the Senate bill.  Unfortunately, the President's proposal encompasses the Senate language allowing public funding of abortion. The Senate language is a significant departure from current law and is unacceptable.  While the President has laid out a health care proposal that brings us closer to resolving our differences, there is still work to be done before Congress can pass comprehensive health care reform.‬ “

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