I understand his reluctance to make hard and fast statements that would prevent him from effectively negotiating creative solutions to legislative problems, so I don't want to overstate my criticism on this point. Still, the pro-life people of Pennsylvania need to make perfectly clear to Senator Casey that abortion funding is not an arbitrary "line in the sand" matter. Senator Casey claims to agree with us, and his Church, that abortion is an objective moral evil. Forcing Americans to pay for this evil is, thus, also wrong. Senator Casey should keep this straight going into discussions about healthcare. Some principles should not be compromised.