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.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.