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Leading Pro-Choice House Dem Open to Senate Abortion Language

By on 12.29.09 | 2:26PM

Rep. Rosa DeLauro, a key pro-choice Democrat in the House, has indicated to the Huffington Post that she's willing to vote for a final health care bill that includes the abortion language in the Senate version. Speaker Nancy Pelosi is likely to lose some pro-life Democrats in the House if the final bill includes the Senate language, thus maintaining the support of liberals such as DeLauro will be crucial to getting the merged bill through the House. In the first go around, the House bill passed by a narrow 220 to 215 vote.

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