President Obama tells Jake Tapper that Congress needs to change abortion-related language in the health care bill passed by the House of Representatives this weekend.
"I laid out a very simple principle, which is this is a health care bill, not an abortion bill," Obama said. "And we’re not looking to change what is the principle that has been in place for a very long time, which is federal dollars are not used to subsidize abortions.
What the President is getting at is that the Stupak amendment went to far in preventing taxpayer funded abortions. Basically, that "very simple principle" is a bit tricky.