Never Mind, Abortion Could Still Destroy Health-Care Reform

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All of that optimism yesterday about Bart Stupak reaching a deal with Democratic leaders on abortion language in the health-care reform bill lasted, oh, about eight minutes. Later in the day, Stupak clarified the current state of things. "Everyone’s going around saying there’s a compromise — there’s no such thing," Stupak said, adding, "No one has said here's how you do it, here's the legislative scheme." [Weekly Standard]