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Democratic leaders working to win over abortion opponents for healthcare reform

Washington Post, March 5, 2010

As President Obama makes his final plea for a healthcare overhaul, Democratic leaders in Congress are embarking on a strategy to win over abortion opponents. The effort depends on convincing as many as a dozen antiabortion Democrats in the House that abortion language in the Senate bill is more stringent than initially portrayed. But Democratic leaders must be careful that they don't drive away abortion rights supporters who are increasingly concerned that the measure would prove severely restrictive, the Washington Post reports.