I never thought I’d be grateful for anything my state’s hyper-partisan junior Senator has said or done, but it seems Mrs. Boxer is bound and determined to prevent Obamacare from passing. According to law professor William A. Jacobson, Ma’am “is proclaiming she has enough votes in the Senate to block the equivalent of the Stupak Amendment from being attached to any Senate health care bill.”
Without the Stupak Amendment, the bill would have lost a number of pro-life Democrats in the House and would not have passed. I dare say they won’t vote for the final bill without such language. Indeed, one of Ma’am’s own Democratic colleagues, Nebraska’s Ben Nelson told Politico (via his spokesman) that he “could not support anything less than Stupak amendment.”
Without the abortion language, a Senate bill to overhaul the nation’s health care system will lose that Democratic vote and all but guarantee a successful Senate filibuster.
So, thank you, Ma’am, your pro-abortion extremism will likely sink Obamacare!