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It looks like the Obama administration will announce today that they will reverse the Bush administration’s conscience protection rules for health care providers. We all await Doug Kmiec’s explanation of how this is certain to end abortion in America.

Between this, Tuesday’s speech, Thursday’s budget, and the appointment of a Saudi apologist to head the National Intelligence Council this must have been a tough week for that small but determined (if misguided) band of conservatives who tried during last year’s campaign to persuade themselves and others that Obama would not govern from the left. We have seen compressed into one week some element of more or less every worry the most pessimistic conservative Cassandras might have expressed before the election. (Cassandra was right, after all).

Yuval Levin is the director of social, cultural, and constitutional studies at the American Enterprise Institute and the editor of National Affairs.

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