The U.S. House of Representatives opened controlled debate Saturday on a $1.2 trillion health care bill that includes a controversial public option, funding for abortion and no guarantee that illegal immigrants won’t be among those receiving benefits.
In other words, America stands on the precipice of taking one giant leap toward socialized medicine.
Democrats need 218 votes to pass the legislation, meaning that they can only lose 40 of their 258 members if all 177 Republicans vote against the bill, as they are expected to do.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi – who has procedurally blocked the vast majority of amendments to the legislation – will permit pro-life Democrats to introduce one amendment that would restrict abortion funding.
Stay tuned to FITS for the latest as we keep our eyes on these critical votes …