December 4, 2009
The Senate has begun consideration of its health care reform bill, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3950). Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Ben Nelson (D-NE) have submitted an amendment that, like the Stupak amendment, prevents this legislation from mandating abortion coverage or providing federal funds for coverage that includes elective abortions. The Senate is expected to vote on this amendment during the week of December 7, perhaps even early in the week. An updated Action Alert can be found at: www.nchla.org/actiondisplay.asp?ID=279.
Posted by Mathew Treadwell at 3:36 PM