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.
Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.