March 21, 2010

Stupak Joins Scheme Allowing Pro-Abortion Obamacare to Pass

Bark Stupak and his so-called "pro-life" Democrats are going to try to pull a fast one on the American people, and will vote for the pro-abortion Obamacare bill.

Health reform holdout Rep. Bart Stupak of Michigan announced Sunday that he and fellow anti-abortion Democrats have reached an agreement with the White House to defuse the controversy over abortion in the health care bill and will now vote "yes" – which Stupak said gives Democrats enough votes to pass the sweeping overhaul by day’s end.

The move came just after the White House announced that President Barack Obama will sign an executive order reaffirming a ban on federal funding of abortions.

Stupak's "out" is a lie, which he knows in advance of the vote. Both the President and the Congress know—and have always known—that an executive order cannot override written law.

The scheme was concocted to allow Stupak and his allies to claim they were acting in good faith when they cast their votes for Obamacare, even though it finances abortion. The truth is that Stupak and his allies know that the Executive Order will be quickly struck down by the courts.

Stupak and the rest of the pro-life Democrats have abandoned their professed life-long ideals and principles in order to placate their leaders.

May history and judge them harshly for their cowardice.


House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) calls out the deception:

"The law of the land trumps any Executive Order, which can be reversed or altered at the stroke of a pen by this or any subsequent President without any congressional approval or notice. Moreover, while an Executive Order can direct members of the executive branch, it cannot direct the private sector.

"Because of Roe v. Wade, courts have interpreted the decision as a statutory mandate that the government must provide federal funding for elective abortion in through federal programs. In other words, no Executive Order or regulation can override a statutory mandate unless Congress passes a law that prohibits federal funding from being used in this manner."

Posted by Confederate Yankee at March 21, 2010 04:29 PM

No one who votes for this bill is pro-life. Nor can they be considered neutral on the issue. They cannot even claim to be that mealy-mouthed weasel word, pro-choice. They are pro-abortion. They can squirm and wiggle and make excuses for the rest of their lives. It does not matter at all.

They will say that "community health clinics" or "community health centers" don't perform abortions. How long do they expect Planned Parenthood abortion mills to begin calling themselves that? They know it. They'll lie but they know it.

If you live in a district represented by a "pro-life" Congressman who votes yes on this disaster, start calling your friends and neighbors tonight. Start knocking on doors to tell everyone who lives near you tomorrow. It will take some time to raise funds for the ads, so start now.

Stupak and his ilk have betrayed their constituents. Unless those constituents are sheep, they must respond.

Posted by: Ken Hahn at March 21, 2010 05:48 PM

"No one who votes for this bill is pro-life."

Nor pro-liberty. They are slavers.

Amazing how thoroughly the Democrats have returned to their roots.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at March 22, 2010 06:05 AM