Mr. CAMP. As the previous vote shows, there is bipartisan opposition to the health care bill the Senate sent to this House. It is with good reason. The American people, Republicans and a few brave Democrats--34, to be exact--34 brave Democrats have rejected it precisely because of the legislation's deep flaws. The motion to recommit offers us a chance to fix the most egregious defect, allowing taxpayer funds to subsidize abortions.
Mr. Speaker, the very strict rules of the House waive the reading of all of these rules and motions, but this motion ensures the Hyde language remains the law of the land. The latest in a long string of deals--the one made today with the President--does not protect the life of unborn children. As the gentleman from Mississippi, a Democrat, warned earlier today, anything the President does by Executive order, he can undo by Executive order.
There is no bargaining or dealmaking when it comes to the life of the unborn. A life is a life. And it is the responsibility of this House to defend these children.
When this measure was last before the House, it passed overwhelmingly, 240-194. It should do so again.
I now yield to the gentleman from Pennsylvania (Mr. Pitts) to further discuss this motion to recommit.