Skip to comments.Pro-Life group withdraws award scheduled for Stupak
Posted on 03/21/2010 6:57:38 PM PDT by dep
More negative consequences for Rep. Bart Stupak, D-MI, flowing from his agreeing to support Obamacare tonight following President Obama's issuance of an Executive Order allegedly insuring that no federal funds will be used to pay for abortions.
"This Wednesday night is our third annual Campaign for Life Gala, where we were planning to honor Congressman Stupak for his efforts to keep abortion-funding out of health care reform- we will no longer be doing so," said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List Fund.
"By accepting this deal from the most pro-abortion President in American history, Stupak has not only failed to stand strong for unborn children, but also for his constituents and pro-life voters across the country," she said.
"Let me be clear: any representative, including Rep. Stupak, who votes for this healthcare bill can no longer call themselves 'pro-life.' The Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund will not endorse, or support in any capacity, any Member of Congress who votes for this bill in any future election," Dannenfelser said.
For these Members, it will be a quick downhill slide to defeat in November," she said.
The problem is simple, according to Dannenfelser: "The executive order on abortion funding does absolutely nothing to fix the problems presented by the health care reform bill that the House will vote on this evening. The very idea should offend all pro-life Members of Congress. An executive order can be rescinded at any time at the President's whim, and the courts could and have a history of trumping executive orders. Most importantly, pro-abortion Representatives have admitted the executive order is meaningless."
The Susan B. Anthony List describes itself as "leading the fight against abortion funding in health care reform for over a year, spending nearly $2 million on a grassroots campaign of targeted television and radio ads, 1.3 million automated calls, 70,000 patch-through constituent calls, 1.2 million letters and petitions to Congress, two media and grassroots tours in pro-life Democratic districts, television ads in six districts and comprehensive polling in 20 pro-life Democratic districts."
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Now all we need is for a Pro-abort (Pro-choice) group to give Stupak an award and his fate will be sealed with his maker.
I guess because making an effort is enough to win a participatory trophy in little league for liberals, Stupidpak thought that posturing was going to be good enough. He did after all, cave “for the good of the American people.”
genuine repentance would be necessary for him to get off the hook, if what i believe is true. but would that be enough? if stalin had found religion right at the end, would he find peace in Heaven?
The Right-to-Life groups that endorsed this guy Stupak need to understand they have supported taxpayer-funded abortion. Such groups should now be referred to as so-called pro-life groups, or phony groups.
Maybe Marjorie can go to the U.P. to campaign for his opponent ... now that some of her folks turned him into a pro-life celebrity in the first place.
I am sure Marj knows that some of her associates are knuckleheads.
Stupak Games - Stupak Prizes
Democrats, the party of death!
or maybe Dede can fill in for Stupak at the event!
no, they were betrayed by stupak. as was the nation. as were millions of humans who, now, will not draw breath. and millions of others who, because of this bill, will draw their last breath much too soon. for we are not far away from letting the old and other “undesirables” die untreated — not enough to go around, doncha know.
Email this to his office.
damn straight it’s the party of death. how far are we from a medical version of kelo, where health care be apportioned based on the recipient’s perceived ability to pay more taxes than some other patient who is in need of some limited medical resource — which will be a common problem under this legislation?
mark my words. it will happen. and soon.
As far as Obama's buddy Cass Sunstein is concerned, consider your organs already eminent domained.
The Democrats are truly morphed themselves into the PARTY OF CHILD MURDER - and pawns of Satan.
Republicans are the PARTY OF SAVING CHILDREN.
There are no moderate Democrats. Stupak and the rest of these Pro-Murder quislings will answer to Almighty God for destroying His precious, innocent children.
I’m so mad!!! I’m going to do all I can to see these evil Democrats are soundly defeated in November. We need to give time & money ($5, $10, $20+) to the Republican challengers of these frauds.
Just the start of the snowball rolling down the hill (I hope).
GOOD. If he’s Catholic, he should be refused communion.
Only God knows the heart and if the repentance and belief is true.
THEY ARE (D)s BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE. The ONLY way for TRUE conservatives to dominate is to - any means - destroy this cancer. Will they? No. Face reality FReepers. I as many told you that this would pass. I as many told this site that with the election of this big eared commie that our nation has collapsed - we now are a Banana Republic.
"DemonRats".....that name fits them to a D.
Let’s not forget the other lesser ‘Rats of Stupidak’s inner circle that hid under his skirts for cover depending on which way he voted. War on them too!
And does anyone think Stupak cares? The ACORN gang will be out in force next November. Anyone want to take bets that Stupak will be re-elected?
I’m sure I’ll fall into that category of “old geezer” and I’m only 58.
Re: GOOD. If hes Catholic, he should be refused communion.
Being a real Catholic and being a Rat is a contradiction.
Election in 226 days.
Stupak betrayed them just like he betrayed us. Don’t form a circular firing squad. The prolife groups have been the first to condemn his treachery. We need to work together now to evict him in Nov.
I’m glad this group has decided to cancel him. Let the record show for coming generations...
Whoop-de-doo. Oh, he doesn’t get his award. I’ll bet he got a swiss bank account. Remember, democrats are PRO DEATH. That’s their party platform. You can’t be a democrat and be pro life. PERIOD.
Stupak is now a serial killer of millions of innocent babies in their mother’s wombs.
He's a practicing General Surgeon with 30 years experience. NRA member, son of parents of Eastern European descent who probably knew a thing or two about communist/socialist oppression. If you can work on his campaign, great! If you cannot work, then donate!!
See my post above for info about Dan Benishek, Stupak’s new opponent, as of March 15th. The irony should not be lost that this guy is an M.D. with 30 years of experience. Let’s hope that he effectively SHAMES Stupak in the campaigning this fall and gets the people in his district a reason to get motivated enough to get out to the polls!!
He doesn't do the killings, but he is now complicent. In just a few hours, he lost ALL respect of all pro-LIFE groups; Stupak is now a SELL-OUT OUTCAST. It is so very sad considering today's Gospel " He who is without sin cast the first stone". I feel very sorry for Bart Stupak. He let A LOT of people down; way down.
Are you all motivated enough to help out Stupak’s opponent in this campaign? See my post above for the link about Dan Benishek, MD, running against Stupak as of March 15th!
Help out Dan Benishek, Stupak’s opponent in this upcoming election. See my post above!
See my post above regarding Dan Benishek, MD, who recently announced he is running against Bart Stupak!
Just got this email from Rep. Lipinski (D-IL) who voted No.
Today, Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) released the following statement regarding his decision to vote against the Senate health care bill:
My decision to vote against the Senate health care bill is the result of months of studying our broken health care system, developing and analyzing various proposals for reform, studying legislation, and listening closely to my constituents. I want to thank each and every one of the thousands of Third District residents who contacted me by phone, fax, email, and in person to share their views for and against the bill.
As I have said many times, I strongly believe reform is needed to lower soaring health care costs and make insurance coverage more affordable and accessible for individuals and working families. But reform must be done right. The Senate bill does make a number of improvements to our health care system, including expanding access and reforming health insurance by doing such things as immediately banning discrimination based on pre-existing conditions for children, prohibiting lifetime coverage limits, and banning rescissions. Unfortunately, the bill also contains a number of serious flaws, and many of the good aspects could have been done without passing this massive bill. The Senate bill does not do enough to lower the skyrocketing cost of health care, cuts more than $400 billion from Medicare, is not fiscally sustainable over the long term, and breaks with the status quo by providing federal funding for abortion and abortion coverage. This bill was also! marred by backroom deals that benefit pharmaceutical companies and other special interests. In the final analysis, I cannot support such a deeply flawed bill.
Last November, after successfully fighting to make numerous improvements to the initial House health care bill, I voted to move the measure forward. I did so because I did not want to give up on reform, and because I believed we might still be able to fix the flaws in the bill before a final vote. However, I made my position very clear at the time, stating: If this bill does not improve when it comes back from the Senate, I will vote against it. Unfortunately, the final bill is in many ways worse, not better, than the House legislation.
To deserve the name of reform, a bill of this magnitude ought to make major progress on reducing health care costs, which continue to increase at unsustainable rates. Since 1980, overall spending on health care has risen on average at almost twice the rate of inflation, and per capita health care spending is nearly double what it was 10 years ago. Unless we address these increases, health care will continue to gobble up more and more of peoples income, and more and more of our tax dollars, until we reach a breaking point. Government subsidies alone cannot solve the problem of the increasing burden that skyrocketing health care costs impose on middle class Americans. We must change payment incentives for providers and this bill does not accomplish that.
As the Congressional Budget Office has stated, the Senate health care bill would do little to affect the cost of premiums for those who currently get their health care through large employers. Since 70 percent of Americans who are not on Medicare are in this group, this bill fails to sufficiently reduce costs for the majority of working families in the Third District. The Senate bill also does not include several specific measures that were in the House bill that could increase competition. These include the elimination of the health insurance industrys anti-trust exemption and a provision to begin to require health care providers to disclose their prices.
I am also concerned that the bills more than $400 billion in Medicare cuts could have ramifications for seniors in my district. For instance, the Senate bill reduces Medicare reimbursements to providers such as hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and home health agencies by over $200 billion. The Chief Actuary of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services has stated that these cuts would likely result in roughly 20 percent of providers becoming unprofitable; this could lead to providers refusing to take care of seniors on Medicare. And if these cuts are going to be made to Medicare, the money should at least be put in the Medicare Trust Fund instead of being spent elsewhere as this bill does. In addition, unlike the House bill, the Senate bill does not allow the government to negotiate for lower drug prices, which I have long supported.
I am also greatly concerned about the impact of this bill on our ballooning deficit. While the Congressional Budget Office has stated that the bill would officially reduce the deficit, close inspection of this analysis reveals serious problems. The CBO counts as deficit reduction over $70 billion in premiums that will be paid into the newly created CLASS Act. This well-intentioned program to provide long-term care for people with disabilities should be keeping this money in a trust fund to pay out future benefits instead of being spent elsewhere. And even if these premiums were kept in a trust fund, CBO states that the CLASS Act is fiscally unsustainable after two decades, when benefit payouts will significantly overwhelm the premiums coming in. Further, $29 billion in increased Social Security receipts are counted towards deficit reduction although they ought to remain in the Social Security Trust Fund.!
The bill also does not address this years scheduled 21 percent cut in Medicare reimbursements to doctors; when Congress votes to do this, likely later this year, it will cost over $200 billion over the next 10 years. Also, the CBO score assumes that in later years, the growth in federal subsidies would suddenly be allowed to decline, and that the tax on middle-class insurance plans which I and many others already oppose would be expanded. If Congress will not do these things today, why would it do so tomorrow? Taken together, these elements more than wipe out the supposed savings.
Finally, of great concern to me and to a significant majority of my constituents, this bill changes current federal policy and provides funding for abortion. This is not acceptable. It is in direct contradiction of the Hyde Amendment, which for more than three decades has prohibited federally funded abortion. First, the bill allows federal funds to subsidize health plans in the insurance exchanges that cover abortion. For any insurance plan that receives federal subsidies and provides abortion, all participants would be required to contribute at least $1 per month that would fund abortion services, regardless of whether they want abortion coverage or not. It also opens the door for Community Health Centers receiving federal funding under the bill to use that money to pay for abortion. I do not believe the last minute effort to address these concerns through an Executive Order is sufficient because there ! is every indication that federal courts would strike down this order, and the order could be repealed at any time in the future.
For all of these reasons, I cannot support the health care bill. I am deeply disappointed that Congress did not develop a better bill. But whatever this bills fate, I will not stop fighting against special interests and for improvements to our health care system that will benefit all of the residents of the Third District. And in the days, weeks, and months ahead, I will continue working to create jobs and revive our economy.”
All the more reason why WE need to get people motivated to get pollwatching credentials to challenge that kind of c.r.a.p. in the polls on election day AND to get people to go into their area courthouses, and look at the voter registration rolls to try to challenge the dead & ghost voters off of the rolls!
He's been hiding behind a facade that fooled a lot of people. In truth, he's a deadly hard-core socialist and slimy apostate behind that shifty face and metrosexaul hairdo.
Hopefully you guys will send a HUGE message!
I’m in Illinois, but I’m going to be donating to any person willing to run against any of the IDIOTS who voted to pass this ObamaScare legislation tonight.
I’ve always wondered about that myself. All those “deathbed confessions” and the sort. I do believe - dependent upon the person, and what is in their heart - that to live a life of sin and then ask for forgiveness right before death doesn’t necessarily get someone “off the hook” so to speak. Like you mentioned GENUINE repentance is one thing. I think when one is faced with death the fear may interfere with the “genuine” part...
I’m just glad it’s God who knows us inside and out is the one to judge. We can speculate on this all we want but when it comes down to it, only He knows really... Better not to wait - after all, not everyone knows when their time is almost up...
Just had to comment that I totally agree with you. I basically came to the same conclusion as you — but yours is worded much better (less is more! LOL).
Fear drives a person to God many times when other things fail. The transaction of faith once God becomes clear can be very, very quick.
Make that silver, stamp them out in sets of 30, and send to Stupak.
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