Abortion Language In Health Bill Catches Republicans Between Rock And Hard Place
If they keep the language they may run afoul of Senate rules, but if they drop it, they could lose crucial conservative votes.
The New York Times:
Abortion Adds Obstacle As Republicans Plan To Unveil Health Bill
Abortion flared up Wednesday as the latest hot-button issue to complicate passage of a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, which Senate Republican leaders hope to unveil on Thursday and pass next week. The repeal bill approved last month by the House would bar the use of federal tax credits to help purchase insurance plans that include coverage of abortion. But senators said that provision might have to be jettisoned from their version because of complicated Senate rules that Republicans are using to expedite passage of the bill and avoid a filibuster. (Pear and Kaplan, 6/21)
Abortion Language May Be Cut From Senate ObamaCare Bill
While no final decision will be made by the parliamentarian until there is a formal bill, she has given strong indications that the abortion language will not make the cut. (Sullivan, 6/21)