Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wants the Senate to begin voting on health care reform legislation this week. But first, he has to round up 60 votes to vote for a Motion to Proceed which will begin Senate debate on the issue.
Reid still doesn’t have the Senate bill crafted but it is sure to include massive government funding of abortion. … something the pro-abortion Democratic leadership and the White House desperately want.
When the Senate begins voting on the measure, it is likely that an amendment similar to the Stupak amendment in the House will be offered. It is unclear whether right-to-life senators will be successful in keeping the Stupak language in the Senate bill. Pro-Abortion Senator Tom Harkin said amendments to the health care reform bill would occur after lawmakers return from the Thanksgiving recess.
Rep. Bart Stupak, the House right-to-life hero said last week, “We are in contact with senators to make sure our language holds. The other side is playing with fire. If they are going to summarily dismiss us by taking the pen to that language, there will be hell to pay…”
Harry Reid and the White House need to heed Stupak’s words or risk an all out war.