Clyburn: Stupak amendment is a ruse

The House Democratic Whip says the Stupak amendment is a ruse and it won’t be in the final bill:

The health bill approved by the House will likely see its abortion amendment stripped, the House’s third-ranking Democrat stressed Tuesday.

House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said he believes that the amendment restricting federal funding for abortion will eventually be removed during conference with the Senate’s bill. . .

Clyburn said that he and many other House Democrats supported the amendment to pass the legislation in the House, with the expectation that it would eventually be removed.

“That’s certainly why I voted for it,” Clyburn explained. “I agree that the language approved by the House is unacceptable. We were doing what was necessary to do to put the bill on the floor in about 12 hours.”

(Via Big Government.)

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