Saturday, March 20, 2010

Stupak/Pelosi Abortion Deal is Off - for Now

Stupak has cancelled his press conference because the deal is off. Right-wingers say Stupak is "finished with Pelosi," at least for the moment:

House leaders have decided not to give Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) a vote on a strict ban on federal funding for abortion and will instead try to muster the 216 votes needed to send a health care overhaul to the president without his help, a Democratic aide confirmed. Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.), though, said Stupak's group is holding firm. . "There's still time and they still need votes," he said

Update: See Hamsher: Stupak Deal is Dead, Obama Executive Order on Abortion “On the Table”