Bart Stupak Has Hope

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The leader of the House Democratic opposition to the Senate health care reform bill’s abortion provisions says he is getting more optimistic that a compromise can be reached. From the Associated Press:

“I’m more optimistic than I was a week ago,” Stupak said in an interview between meetings with constituents in his northern Michigan district. He was hosting a town hall meeting Monday night at a local high school.

“The president says he doesn’t want to expand or restrict current law (on abortion). Neither do I,” Stupak said. “That’s never been our position. So is there some language that we can agree on that hits both points – we don’t restrict, we don’t expand abortion rights? I think we can get there.”