Democratic U.S. Senator Ben Nelson has said he will introduce an amendment to the Senate health care bill to ban federal subsidies for abortion. Republican U-S Senator Mike Johanns says that’s an amendment he would support. However, Johanns doesn’t see 60 senators voting for that ban.
“I have already expressed that I must admit I don’t see how we get 60 votes there.”
A similar amendment to ban federal funding for abortions was introduced in the House. Johanns says the language in that bill explains how he feels.