Obama, health-care reform, and the abortion card

Abortion foes want to make sure health-care reform doesn't advance abortion rights. Here's why Obama should give them what they want.

Tish Durkin

Mr. President, call their bluff.

When members of Congress, including some Democrats, express an inability to vote for your health-care plan on the grounds that it lacks specific language prohibiting taxpayer-funded insurance schemes to cover abortion, do what they are so sure you won't. Say, "Okay. For the greater good, stick in that language. Now, what's your problem?"

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