A sad day for freedom in America. The Senate health care bill just passed the House by a 219 to 212 vote, with 34 Democrats voting “no.” Given the closeness of the vote, it means that the decision of Rep. Bart Stupak to cave on abortion put Democrats over the top.
Republicans are right now offering a “motion to recommit,” or send the reconciliation bill back to committee, with instructions to add the Stupak language. The idea is to force Democrats who already voted for the Stupak language in November into a tough vote.
UPDATE: The Republican motion to recommit has failed, 232 to 199.
UPDATE II: The reconciliation bill has passed, 220 to 211. That goes onto the Senate, but the Senate bill goes to Obama for his signature. So we get Obamacare either way.