Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The "Stupak Swindle"

Obama is applauded after signing the health care bill, Tuesday, March 23, 2010. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

In a move I have christened the "Stupak Swindle," President Obama signed the health care bill into law today, knowing full well it still included all of the pro-abortion funding language.

What he didn't sign was the Executive Order he promised to Representative Bart Stupak, a Democrat from Michigan, which Obama ensured would deny funding for abortions through the new health care legislation.

Stupak is a pro-life Democrat who, along with a dozen or so other pro-life Democrats, held up the passing of this legislation for quite some time. He and his followers relented and voted for the bill after meeting with President Obama and being promised by Obama an Executive Order that would eliminate the abortion funding.

I think Stupak was the only one who actually bought this. It seems every other pro-lifer in America knew President Obama would find some way not to keep his word to Stupak once his vote was purchased for the health care bill.

A Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) Blog post written yesterday, Abortion-expansion health care bill will become law, explains how the Executive Order was essentially meaningless anyway, and provides excellent links, such as the National Right to Life's March 19 letter to the House of Representatives, which very thoroughly explaines all the pro-abortion language included in the bill, now the law of the land.

Pro-lifers will continue to fight against what the MCCL President Leo LaLonde called, "the greatest expansion of abortion since Roe vs. Wade."

1 comment:

Preston said...


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