According to MSNBC, Democratic leaders have given up on trying to appease pro‐life House Democrats:
House leaders have concluded they cannot change a divisive abortion provision in President Barack Obama’s health care bill and will try to pass the sweeping legislation without the support of ardent anti‐abortion Democrats.A break on abortion would remove a major obstacle for Democratic leaders in the final throes of a yearlong effort to change health care in America. But it sets up a risky strategy of trying to round up enough Democrats to overcome, not appease, a small but possibly decisive group of Democratic lawmakers in the House…
Democratic Rep. Henry Waxman of California, chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee…predicted some of the anti‐abortion lawmakers in the party will end up voting for the overhaul anyway.
Pro‐life Democrats will vote for taxpayer‐funded abortions? Without even a fig leaf of a compromise?