The Politico has the text of Sen. Ben Nelson’s amendment on abortion, which has language that is virtually identical to the Stupak amendment to the House bill, which you can read here. Essentially, the measure would block women from using federal subsidies toward the purchase of a health care plan that includes abortion coverage, and it would prevent the government plan from covering abortion. The amendment is being co-sponsored by Sen. Orrin Hatch, as well as Sens. Bob Casey, Sam Brownback, John Thune, Mike Enzi, Tom Coburn, Mike Johanns, David Vitter and John Barrasso.
Casey is the only other Democrat in that bunch, and the provision is expected to fail. Nelson has said he’s prepared to support a GOP filibuster of any bill that does not include such language on abortion.
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