One of the things that you read a lot out in the Winger blogs is that a majority of Americans don't support federal funding of abortion in a health care bill. That's not exactly true.
Some people don't support abortion funding as part of an acceptable comprehensive health care bill and some people don't support a comprehensive health care bill at all. Together, these two groups probably constitute a narrow majority.
The question is, are there enough people for whom abortion is really the only stumbling block to passage of meaningful health care reform to make a difference in the final outcome if abortion language is excluded?
Maybe, I kinda doubt it. The one issue, true believer, anti abortion people are a small group of weak sisters, tools and cranks, whom everyone else holds in contempt. Eventually they will figure that out and drink the Kool Aid.