It seems that a group of Pro-Life Democrats are standing up to their leadership and standing firm against federal funding of abortion in any healthcare "reform." Unless such funding is removed from the current House version, Michigan Representative Bart Stupak has threatened "to block action on the larger health overhaul bill unless he's allowed to offer a stand-alone amendment during floor debate to include the Hyde amendment restrictions," which prohibit federal funds from being used for abortion except in cases of rape, incest, and to save the life of the mother.
Werner notes, "such an amendment would be almost certain to prevail . . . so Democratic leaders won't let Stupak offer it."
Now that's democracy in action.