Obama Squeezes! Stupak Caves on Pro-life Stand! Booh!

by Steve Ray on March 21, 2010

Stupak Shoots Down Last Chance to Protect Life

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With the support of a bloc of “pro-life” Democrats led by Rep. Bart Stupak, D-MI, the House passed a massive health care bill on Sunday night. The U.S. bishops conference and pro-life leaders denounced the bill, saying it will lead to government-funded abortion. Read more. Deal Hudson: Stupak failed us.

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Schlafly: Health Care Vote Set to Expose the Myth of the ‘Pro-Life Democrat’

“Any formerly pro-life Democrat who casts a ‘Yes’ vote for this Senate health care bill tonight will be forever remembered as being among the deciding votes which facilitated the largest expansion of abortion services since Roe v. Wade.”  For the whole letter, click here.

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Stupak decision ‘Unconscionable’ — Simple demand to have pro-life protections in law abandoned

CHICAGO –  Brian Burch, President of CatholicVote.org, issued the following statement in reaction to the Stupak-Obama agreement:

“The decision by Rep. Stupak to accept an Executive Order to solve the abortion issues in the health care legislation is unconscionable. The Executive Order fix is a band-aid solution that fails to solve the fundamental problems in this bill, and can be repealed at any time, for any reason, by the President or future presidents.  The Order is likely to be challenged by pro-abortion groups, and could be struck down by the courts.

Regrettably, Rep. Stupak has abandoned those who have stood by him during the recent weeks and months.

The Catholic Bishops along with CatholicVote.org and every major pro-life organization oppose this ‘fix.’  We have defended Rep. Stupak for months, but today we stand in protest of his decision.

For the whole letter, click here http://catholicvoteaction.org/blog/cva/index.php?p=1144

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Ron Mulvaney March 22, 2010 at 1:43 AM

Steve, I hate to say it, but I think you and Brian Burch are wrong on this Stupak final compromise. I think this promised Executive Order was the best he could do. Why not beat up on the deserters in the U.S. Senate who tied Stupak’s hands?
Ron Mulvaney

Pete March 22, 2010 at 5:34 AM

Let’s see if we can marshall the votes for my “if you’re in, you’re out” campaign in November. Every rep and running Senator, if an incumbant, needs to be replaces by new blood in November. I don’t care who they are. This is a grotesque power grab by the minority.

Steve Ray March 22, 2010 at 6:40 AM

Stupak could have continued to oppose a terrible bill which will without doubt cover abortion, if not now, then certainly soon. It is a BAD bill which is why he should have stuck to his guns. He will be less respected now than if he had said nothing at all because now he will be viewed as a coward and a turncoat.

bill912 March 22, 2010 at 7:10 AM

“I think this promised Executive Order was the best he could do.” Other than voting “No”, of course. I wonder if Stupak plans on spending his 30 pieces of silver all in the same place?

Elizabeth McClintic March 22, 2010 at 12:00 PM

When he arose to speak at the final debate, he did not have a face the read, “I am convinced I did the right thing.” He is to be pitied for being duped.

Elizabeth McClintic March 22, 2010 at 12:02 PM

I also wondered why we needed an Executive Order to keep Hyde in place if the bill did not pay for abortion.

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