Six of the pro-Life Democrats that have been part of the "Stupak Block" may be working on a deal that they believe would allow them to vote "Yes" on passage of the Senate Health Care Bill. The Hill reports:
At least six anti-abortion Democrats are open to supporting the healthcare bill if they can get a guarantee from the Senate that it will move separate legislation containing the House abortion language, one of those Democratic holdouts said Friday.
Natural Resources Committee Chairman Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.), one of Rep. Bart Stupak’s (D-Mich.) gang of staunch opponents of the Senate abortion language, said they are in discussions with senators and House leaders to secure such a commitment.
There could be some kind of commitment from the other body to act on this later … to ensure that the Senate language does not remain law,” he said.
Rahall said that securing such an agreement could open up six to 10 members, including himself, to voting for the Senate bill and reconciliation language. . . MORE
Such a deal would guarantee passage. It is looking and feeling more and more like the Democrats will come up with the votes, despite the will of the American people.