Waxman: No Health Deal With Pro-Lifers

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A top House Democrat says party leaders are unlikely to cut a deal with abortion opponents to pass President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

Rep. Henry Waxman tells The Associated Press that "the likely outcome" is that Speaker Nancy Pelosi will move ahead without the votes of a group of abortion opponents who want tougher restrictions in the bill against taxpayer funding for the procedure.

Waxman, D-Calif., is chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and he helped write the 10-year, $940 billion bill.

Waxman spoke as the House Rules Committee began deliberations that will set the terms for Sunday's expected vote in the full House.

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  • by anonymous on Mar 21, 2010 at 06:43 AM
    Do people still think they can stop all abortions if they just make it illegal/unavailable? Are these the same people who say we have to have legal alcohol sales because otherwise people will turn to illegal and dangerous ones? Women have always had ways to terminate unwanted pregnancies even when married. We just determine whether they get butchered or die vs. having a chance to survive and realize they can cope with life's unexpected events. Which one would you rather tell your Higher Power YOU did on the day of reckoning? Resist the urge to be a control freak. Give in to the divine request to love one another as you would like to be loved. That is so hard for some people.
  • by Vance on Mar 20, 2010 at 07:41 PM
    OBAMA Snake OIL co. D.Novins is a QUACK!He knows nothing of an oath just like OBONGA!
  • by Mom Location: NC on Mar 20, 2010 at 07:02 PM
  • by anon Location: wallace on Mar 20, 2010 at 05:10 PM
    shine his bald head. he will be waxed out[voted out ] of office his next election if he doesn't jump ship first!!
  • by Ted Location: Grimesland on Mar 20, 2010 at 04:20 PM
    Ah, Waxman you wacally wabbitt!
  • by Obama Snake Oil co Location: Washington on Mar 20, 2010 at 02:49 PM
    D. Novins, M.D, hypacratic oath? Or did you take the hypocritic oath.....?
  • by Anonymous on Mar 20, 2010 at 01:58 PM
    Man,Talk about a Wax Dummy!
  • by Vance on Mar 20, 2010 at 01:48 PM
    This is what you get when you are so open minded.Your brain falls out of you nose.
  • by voter Location: nc on Mar 20, 2010 at 01:40 PM
    no, no, no, you're all wrong...THIS,,,is the result of pelosi stopping short.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 20, 2010 at 01:31 PM
    Thats right you baby murderer believer.
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