House, Senate Leaders Plan to Proceed Without Fixing Abortion Concerns

March 12, 2010

It appears that negotiations over abortion language between Pro-Life Democrat Bart Stupak and leaders of his party have broken down.  News reports today indicate that the White House and congressional leaders are prepared to move forward with the health care legislation developed in the Senate without addressing the concerns of Pro-Life members of Congress and Pro-Life groups nationwide.

The Catholic Church opposes the Senate language because it breaks with over 30 years of federal policy by allowing federal subsidization of abortion.