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Pelosi Says Stupak 'Goes Beyond Status Quo', 'Optimistic' It Won't Stop Reform


Pelosi praised the new Senate bill, which she said has "a great deal in common" with the bill the House passed. She said she expects the bills can be blended in a conference -- and that abortion won't stand in the way of that. She said that House Democrats are in agreement that a final bill will be "abortion-neutral," meaning that it will not make new policy on the practice either way.

"I trust that we will have a resolution of all this," she said, referring to the abortion debate.