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.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.