RedTracker| Abortion was legalized in America decades ago. Fears that proposed health care legislation could lead to public funding of abortion threaten to derail the entire health care bill, says the Washington Post.
“I will continue whipping my colleagues to oppose bringing the bill to the floor for a vote until a clean vote against public funding for abortion is allowed,” Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) said Monday in a statement.
Stupak says he has 40 votes with him, enough to derail the health care bill.
Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, says that Stupak is “attempting to ban abortion coverage in the private insurance market.”
Since 1976, a law has banned federal funds being used for abortion, except in cases of rape or incest or to ensure the life of the mother.