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Democrats' concerns over abortion may imperil health bill

Washington Post, November 3, 2009

As House leaders are moving toward a vote on healthcare legislation, enough Democrats are threatening to oppose the measure over the issue of abortion to create a question about its passage, the Washington Post reports. House leaders are negotiating with the bloc of Democrats concerned about abortion provisions in the legislation, saying that they could lead to public funding of the procedure. The outcome of those talks could be crucial in deciding the fate of the healthcare bill, according to the Post.