reported on Tuesday that House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer reached out with an unsatisfactory compromise to pro-life Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.)  over the latter’s insistence that the House vote on his amendment to explicitly prohibit any federal money from paying for abortions, directly or indirectly. has a story and videothat raises doubts about whether Stupak will actually vote against health care reform that does not include an ironclad guarantee that taxpayers will not subsidize abortion.

According to a Rasmussen poll taken last month, 48% of Americans want public funding of abortion prohibited in any health care reform while just 13% favour taxpayer subsidies for abortion.