Senators Defeat Anti-Abortion Amendment in Health Care Bill By 54-45

The Senate today rejected an amendment in the health care bill that would tighten restrictions on abortion coverage. By a vote of 54-45, senators dismissed the abortion amendment offered by Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska and Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah. Nelson had threatened to vote no on final passage if his amendment was not included, but he declined to say today if he would abandon the Democrats' razor thin 60-vote majority. "This makes it very hard for me to support it," Nelson...Full Story
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