“Senator Nelson is strongly pro-life and was pleased the Stupak amendment passed with such strong support," Thompson said in a statement. "He believes that no federal money—including subsidies or tax credits--should be used to buy insurance coverage for abortion. This is a very important issue to Senator Nelson and it is highly unlikely he would support a bill that doesn’t clearly prohibit federal dollars from going to abortion.”
It is a good thing NARAL and Planned Parenthood did not put up a fight before the Stupak amendment was added to the House bill. It is always so much easier to push things to the left in the Senate. . . .
If these groups are serious about protecting a woman's right to choose, they better start looking into reconciliation.