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House Democrats Warm to Senate Compromise

Stupak said he is open to negotiations but rejected the idea of segregating federal funding so that it does not go directly to pay for abortions — the gist of proposals from abortion rights supporters.

“Why would we give in on that?” he asked.

Woolsey, however, said the Stupak language must not be in the final bill.

“If Stupak’s in there, this thing goes down,” she said.

Emily Pierce contributed to this report.

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