Politico reports that pro-lifers are against the Casey compromise language. Jill Stanek reports that Senator Ben Nelson is rejecting Casey’s compromise as insufficient.

The Casey language will allow public subsidies to insurance plans that cover abortion in a fund-segregation scheme. In other words it is not compromise language in any way because money is fungible. Doug Johnson, legislative director of the National Right to Life Committee, is quoted in the Politico story saying Casey’s proposal is “an exercise in cosmetics — like putting lipstick on a legislative warthog.”

Oswald Clark is the economics reporter of The Interim and an Ottawa and Boston based economist.