This will hopefully force the Stupak amendment onto the cutting room floor:
In a move that will intensify the coming war over how to treat abortion in the health care bill, more than three dozen House Dems have signed a letter to Nancy Pelosi firmly pledging to vote against the bill if it contains an anti-abortion amendment.
As far as we know, the amendment didn't necessarily win over a bunch of conservadems. They still voted no. Very Republican of them, actually -- force a shitty item into a bill, then vote against it anyway. So why bother keeping Stupak's attack on women in the conference report?