WASHINGTON (Updated January 26, 2010, 9 AM EST) – The Obama White House and top Democratic congressional leaders, although shaken by the January 19 election of Republican Scott Brown to the Senate seat previously held by Senator Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.), nevertheless are making plans to try to push broad health care legislation through Congress within a matter of weeks -- meaning that pro-life interests remain in grave jeopardy.
On January 25, the Associated Press reported the emergence of a new plan that involves House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca.) seeking to muster enough support among House Democrats to win House passage of the health care bill (H.R. 3590) that was passed by the Senate on December 24. If this occurred, that bill would be sent straight to President Obama to be signed into law.