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Nelson: I'll Filibuster A Health Care Bill That Doesn't Include Strict Abortion Restrictions

To be clear, he did not go so far as to say that he will block anything less restrictive than the Stupak amendment in the House bill. "The [less-restrictive] Capps language, we'll continue to look at, but I think that there has to be some additional strengthening of that language," Nelson said.

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