But huge religious organizations like the Southern Baptist Convention and the U.S. Council of Catholic Bishops, which also opposes abortion rights, are hopeful. "We're willing to work with anyone who tries to reduce the number of abortions and helps women who choose to bring their babies to term," says Nancy Wisdo, associate general secretary for the bishops' council. "We're taking the White House at its word that this is going to be a serious effort." So are abortion-rights groups. The administration's challenge is to work up a plan that shows both camps it takes them seriously.