In the House, lawmakers who were forced over the weekend to accept the compromise made clear Monday that they wouldn’t do it again. Forty-one members — enough to stall passage — told Pelosi that they would oppose a conference report that goes any further than current law in restricting abortion rights.
Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, told POLITICO on Monday that the group “is not going to stand for a bill that has this kind of language in it.”
Asked if NARAL would oppose a final health care bill with the so-called Stupak amendment, Keenan said she was operating on the premise that it will not include the restrictive language but that NARAL would work against the overall bill if it did.
“Absolutely,” she said. “We are prepared to stop at nothing.”
Added Laurie Rubiner, vice president for policy at Planned Parenthood: “We are not finished. The Senate is always a cooling-off place. We expect that will be true in this instance as well.”