Abortion language troubles both sides: Nelson clears way for vote on health care

I’ve not been following this because I believe the health care bill will be decided by a conference committee meeting in a┬ásmoke filled room. But today Senator Ben Nelson became the 60th vote to move the ball down the court.

Did Nelson use abortion? I don’t know but I found this statement in the Washington Post troubling:

Nelson also secured favors for his home state and to benefit different factions of the health-insurance industry.

The health bill is pretty unpopular and may lead to a 2010 shift in the Congress. I guess I should say, I hope it does.