Status quo on abortion coverage

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Steve Waldman reports on what happened last night in the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s health care bill in re: abortion coverage. Both sides claimed to be aiming at preserving the status, but in the end only the amendment  of Lois Capps (D-CA) was left standing. Pro-choicers rejoiced, pro-lifers said bah. I predict that Congress will be going around the mulberry bush for some time on this one, trying to establish what preserving the status quo means. At least everyone claims to be fighting for the same principle.