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Abortion divides House Democrats in healthcare debate

Associated Press/New Orleans Times-Picayune, October 23, 2009
House Democrats are at an impasse over whether their remake of the nation's healthcare system would effectively allow federal funding of abortion. At least two dozen anti-abortion Democrats believe it would, and while their opposition is unlikely to stall the legislation in the end, they are at odds with Democratic leaders just weeks ahead of anticipated floor action on the bill.