Senate Bill will fail over abortion.
White House at odds with bishops over abortion
Nov 20, 4:29 PM EST
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is on a collision course with Catholic bishops in an intractable dispute over abortion that could blow up the fragile political coalition behind President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.
A top Obama administration official is praising the new Senate health bill’s attempt to find a compromise on abortion coverage – even as an official of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops says Sen. Harry Reid’s bill is the worst he’s seen so far on the divisive issue.
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