Nelson: I’ll Filibuster Without Stupak-Like Amendment

Brian Beutler reports in from Capitol Hill:

Sen. Ben Nelson told reporters today he will filibuster the health care bill if it doesn’t contain an abortion amendment similar to Rep. Bart Stupak’s amendment that passed attached to the House health care bill last month.

“I will not vote to take it off the floor,” said Nelson (D-NE).

“Now I don’t know that it’s going to come down to that, because I don’t know that Stupak’s not going to pass, number one,” he said. “Number two I don’t know what kind of alternative legislation may be offered as an alternative bill. I don’t know what the next steps are, but I’ve made it clear that whatever is finally considered has to have that language in it.”

We’ll update as senators react to this latest.

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