"The Freedom of Choice Act is not my highest legislative priority," President Obama said.
And we all know what a politician means when he says that.
"The most important thing we can do is to tamp down some of the anger surrounding the issue to focus on those areas we can agree on."
The Pregnant Women Support Act.
He knows who put him in: the people who reaffirmed traditional marriage in California and Florida, who abolished legal discrimination against working-class white men in Colorado, who declined to liberalise gambling in Missouri or Ohio, and who keep the black and Catholic churches (especially) going from coast to coast.
And he knows that they can put him right back out again.