Obama's Abortion Sellout?
Nancy Pelosi sacrificed abortion protections to get health care passed. Peter Beinart argues the tradeoff saves the bill and the party, Amy Siskind says Obama let women down again, and Dana Goldstein asks whether this new wedge issue will tear Dems apart.
House Democrats were right to sacrifice abortion protections to get health care passed. Peter Beinart on why that strategic tradeoff can save the bill—and the party's future.
The heath-care abortion mess is just the latest example of how Barack Obama took women’s votes—then let the country’s majority constituency down.
Many Democrats cheered when the health bill passed the House, but pro-choice groups denounced a last-minute amendment to ban coverage of abortions. Now the issue is tearing apart health-reform supporters in the Senate.