From The Hill:
Rep. Bart Stupak said the deal means Democrats have the votes to move healthcare reform.
Democrats have reached a deal on an executive order on abortion that could hand them a victory on healthcare.
Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) announced a deal at a press conference. He said the deal means Democrats will have the 216 votes they need to win a healthcare reform vote on the floor.
"We're well past 216," he said at the press conference.
"Eight or nine" Democrats, including Stupak, will support the healthcare bill because of the deal, according to an anti-abortion rights Democrat.
"We've changed [our votes]," said Rep. Steve Driehaus (D-Ohio), who appeared at the press conference with Stupak.