Reid, Pelosi At Odds In Latest Iteration Of Senate ‘Abortion’ Fight

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s “abortion” fight in the Senate is threatening a bipartisan House bill, putting him at odds with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

She and House Speaker John Boehner are set to push a major healthcare compromise bill through the House, but Reid is opposing the bill for the same reason he’s opposing the Senate’s human trafficking bill — standard Hyde Amendment language banning federal funding of abortions, except in cases of rape, incest or life of the mother.

“Republicans’ efforts to pick an abortion fight on the trafficking bill in addition to their efforts to add unnecessary Hyde language to the emerging doc-fix compromise has Senator Reid concerned that Republicans are trying to slowly but systematically expand the scope of the Hyde Amendment,” Reid spokesperson Adam Jentleson told The Daily Caller News Foundation.