Stupak Ready to Vote Against Health Care Bill

Unless Senate's abortion language is changed, he's out
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 4, 2010 2:03 PM CST
House Oversight and Investigations subcommittee Chairman Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010, during the subcommittee's hearing on Toyota.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

(Newser) – Bart Stupak, of “Stupak Amendment” fame, is ready to make a stink about abortion in the health care bill again. As the House moves to vote on the Senate’s version of the health care bill, Stupak says he can’t accept the abortion language in the bill. “If you go to page 2069 through page 2078, you would find in there the federal government would directly subsidize abortions,” he told ABC today.

Stupak says he wants the bill to pass, but he’s perfectly willing to live with the consequences of scuttling it, reports CNN. “Yes, we're prepared to take responsibility. I mean, I've been catching it ever since last fall. I mean let's face it, I want to see health care. But we're not going to bypass some principles and beliefs that we feel strongly about.”

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