Oh yes it is an abortion bill

Barack Obama: "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."

Harry Reid: "This is a health care bill. It's not an abortion bill."

Nancy Pelosi: "This bill is not about abortions."

Could all this be...a lie?

Michigan Representative Bart Stupak, a pro-life Democrat threatening to vote against the senate bill because of its tax-payer subsidy of abortion, tells of an explicit ulterior motive among the Democrat leadership.

Fox News reports on negotiation between Stupak and Democrat Congressman Henry Waxman:

"I [Stupak] gave him [Waxman] the language. He came back a little while later and said, 'But we want to pay for abortions.' I said, 'Mr. Chairman, that's -- we disagree. We don't do it now, we're not going to start.'

"'But we think [we] should,'" Stupak said Waxman told him.

The Democrat leadership--Obama, Reid, Pelosi, Reid, Waxman and others--want it all. They see this congressional session, and specifically the health bill, as a several-generation opportunity. And as such they are fighting the battles of several generations, including abortion.