Last-minute Abortion Deal in Healthcare Reform Bill

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Late Saturday, a provision was added to the healthcare bill passed by the House that has sharpened the battle in the abortion debate. The provision blocks the use of federal subsidies for insurance that covers elective abortions. It’s been called one of the most significant victories for abortion opponents in recent years. Alec MacGillis of the Washington Post explains how the new restrictions wound up in the bill.

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Guest:
Alec MacGillis - Baltimore-based reporter for ProPublica - @AlecMacGillis

Host:
Sara Terry