Jillian Bandes
It's a likely ploy, given the controversy surrounding the abortion issue in the health care bill. Here's Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), via CNS:
They think I shouldn’t be expressing my views on this bill until they get a chance to try to sell me the language...Well, I don’t need anyone to sell me the language. I can read it. I’ve seen it. I’ve worked with it. I know what it says. I don’t need to have a conference with the White House. I have the legislation in front of me here.
Sixty-four House Democrats supported Stupak when he put forward his amendment in the House version of the bill last month.

Jillian Bandes

Jillian Bandes is the National Political Reporter for Townhall.com