This is the kind of bipartisanship David Broder would love:
Over at TAPPED, this
Sen. Max Baucus, chairman of the Finance Committee and a key player on health care, has indicated some openness to compromising on abortion rights in exchange for Republican support for a final reform bill.
By trading away medical coverage, you get a few not-needed Republican votes and no change to Democratic "ownership" of the final legislation.
Such a move hurts the Democrats' constituents that need abortion services. Hurts Democratic politicians as a result. It's brilliant bipartisanship in action.