Watch the Conferees

Ann Friedman offers some suggested actions for people infuriated by the Stupak Amendment. But she leaves off what I think is the most objectively important consideration, which is to bring pressure to bear on both the composition of the inevitable conference committee and also the shape of its deliberations. If a bill emerges from conference all Stupak’d up, then it’s going to go like it did last night where a group of legislators who overwhelmingly oppose the Stupak language vote yes on a bill that includes it. If a Stupak-free bill emerges, then I think there’s every reason to believe it can be passed. This debate is far from over and it’s important to try to turn it around.