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 Stupaks in there, this thing goes down, she said.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.