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Executive Order Details Possibly Leaked

K-Lo thinks she has an early copy of that executive order (which she writes as “The Executiive Order” – and she’s the editor-in-chief of National Review) on abortion funding. There’s no way to authenticate this, but it sounds like a reiteration of the Hyde Amendment, and in particular applies it to community health centers. This could potentially tie up some Planned Parenthood clinics, although that’s somewhat unclear.

NRO writes this off as non-binding and useless. Others say it codifies Hyde, but I don’t read it this way. It just restates what’s already in the bill, and applies Hyde to the community health centers. That doesn’t bring Hyde into law, necessarily, because if the amendment isn’t re-upped in an appropriations bill, there’s nothing to which to apply it.

For the purposes of this legislation, if this satisfies Stupak and his bloc the drama ends, because Pelosi and the team will have the votes to pass.

The language on the flip:

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Executive Order Details Possibly Leaked

K-Lo thinks she has an early copy of that executive order (which she writes as “The Executiive Order” – and she’s the editor-in-chief of National Review) on abortion funding. There’s no way to authenticate this, but it sounds like a reiteration of the Hyde Amendment, and in particular applies it to community health centers. This could potentially tie up some Planned Parenthood clinics, although that’s somewhat unclear.

NRO writes this off as non-binding and useless. Others say it codifies Hyde, but I don’t read it this way. It just restates what’s already in the bill, and applies Hyde to the community health centers. That doesn’t bring Hyde into law, necessarily, because if the amendment isn’t re-upped in an appropriations bill, there’s nothing to which to apply it.

For the purposes of this legislation, if this satisfies Stupak and his bloc the drama ends, because Pelosi and the team will have the votes to pass.

UPDATE: MSNBC reporting Stupak’s a yes. Again, that would be the ballgame, because he’d bring most if not all of his bloc with him.

The language on the flip:
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