The problem with last-minute legislation
Nick Baumann, who covers national politics for Mother Jones (and is the son of Commonweal‘s editor, Paul Baumann), explains here why the Senate bill fails to explicitly apply the Hyde Amendment to the new funding for community health centers.
The pro-lifers are wrong. The Senate bill won’t lead to government directly funding abortions. But the Democrats screwed up. They could have easily prevented this particular line of attack. All it would have taken is a single line of text.