Conference Committee Members Likely Pro-Abortion, Senate Bill Moving Ahead
By Steven Ertelt
When members of Congress return next month following their Christmas break, the attention in the abortion-health care debate will turn to a House-Senate conference committee. The panel, if it actually meets, will be charged with the task of merging the House and Senate versions of the bill.
The House has already approved a government-run health care measure with the Stupak amendment that stops abortion funding.
The Senate bill contains the Nelson-Reid compromise that allows states to force taxpayers to fund abortions with federal dollars and contains the Mikulski amendment that allows the Obama administration to force insurance companies to cover abortions with taxpayers’ premiums.