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The anti-abortion Susan B. Anthony List group announced tonight they will strip Rep. Bart Stupak of the "Defender of Life" award that he's received several times. The group blasted Stupak's role in forging a compromise with the White House on abortion language in an executive order and said he is no longer truly "pro-life."

The group says President Obama's executive order was "unacceptable" and they are redoubling efforts to elect "true" pro-life candidates.

SBA List Candidate Fund President Marjorie Dannenfelser issued a statement saying the group had been planning to honor Stupak (D-MI) for his efforts at their Campaign for Life Gala scheduled for Wednesday. "We will no longer be doing so. By accepting this deal from the most pro-abortion President in American history, Stupak has not only failed to stand strong for unborn children, but also for his constituents and pro-life voters across the country," Dannenfelser said in the statement.

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Pro-life Republicans in the House expressed dismay this evening over the abortion language signed by Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI) and the White House today in advance of tonight's historic health care reform vote.

At a press conference that ended a few minutes ago, Republicans eviscerated the deal -- and said that the Stupak, the man who signed it, had "broken our heart" with his decision to vote in favor of Democratic reforms.

The Republicans said that despite Democratic arguments to the contrary, the Senate-written reform bill before the House tonight will lead to publicly-funded abortion and an increase in the procedure after it is passed.

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Earlier this evening, outside the House chamber, Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) told AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka that he will oppose the health care bill tonight, despite direct pressure from Trumka that he vote for it. Trumka told me in an interview just afterwards that the vote won't be forgotten.

"I told him how important the bill was," Trumka said. "I started off by saying, 'you agree with me that the status quo is unacceptable.' Everybody has to agree with that because this system is broken."

In response, Lynch told Trumka he won't be changing his mind. "He said he was not going to vote for the bill," Trumka said. That may come back to haunt him, according to Trumka.

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While House Democrats are hailing President Obama's executive order on abortion as a breakthrough that will help the final passage of health care reform legislation, at least one group is not happy.

The National Organization for Women (NOW) issued a statement this evening declaring that the group is "incensed" by the move. NOW President Terry O'Neill said in a statement emailed to reporters that Obama's executive order was "designed to appease a handful of anti-choice Democrats who have held up health care reform in an effort to restrict women's access to abortion."

O'Neill accused Obama of trying to "lend the weight of his office and the entire executive branch to the anti-abortion measures included in the Senate bill, which the House is now prepared to pass."

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President Obama will make a statement in the East Room of the White House after the final House vote, the White House just announced.

That vote is expected to come after 10 p.m. The House will vote on the rule for health care reform, then the reconciliation package, and then the Senate bill.

For more, follow our up-to-the-minute reports in the Countdown to Reform Wire.