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Health Care Reform / The Battle / Abortion / A Discussion #952801

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Nov 12, 2009
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The addition of tough restrictions on abortion to the House health care bill noted.

(Washington: Tom Foreman) The major divisions among Democrats over the abortion provision examined; details given about the Stupak-Pitts abortion amendment & of pressure from Catholics. [Voice of Bishop Thomas TOBIN†- makes suggestions to Representative Patrick Kennedy.] [Planned Parenthood Federation of America Cecile RICHARDS†- opposes the Stupak amendment as bad for women.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen & Candy Crowley about the bill; "New York Times" statement from pro-choice activists quoted. [GERGEN - says Democrats backed themselves into a corner by accepting this amendment as the price of getting a health care bill; responds to a viewer question.] [CROWLEY - says the Senate is working on a bill with similar abortion restriction language; states the Democrats just want to keep the train rolling on this bill; comments on the political reality for the Democrats who want to get health care insurance reform passed to cover those without any.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Foreman, Tom

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