Skip to comments.Bart Stupak: I got double-crossed on the contraception mandate
Posted on 03/13/2014 12:10:00 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Consider this a quick follow-up to my earlier post on the National Journal “primer” on the HHS contraception mandate. A day or so ago, the one man who might have stopped ObamaCare at the final hour now says he got shafted. Bart Stupak had held out for statutory prohibitions on abortion funding through ObamaCare but settled instead for an ambiguous executive order — and saw his political career crash to an end. Now he’s unhappy because his fellow Democrats promised him they’d respect conscience objections:
Today, as a private citizen, I’m proud to stand with the Green and Hahn families and their corporations, Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood, in seeking to uphold our most cherished beliefs that we, as American citizens, should not be required to relinquish our conscience and moral convictions in order to implement the Affordable Care Act. …
[W]e received an ironclad commitment that our conscience would remain free and our principles would be honored. With our negotiations completed and our legislative intent established by the colloquy, we agreed to an executive order directing federal agencies to respect America’s longstanding prohibitions on government funding of abortion and most relevant here, to respect longstanding protections for individuals and organizations conscientiously opposed to participating in or facilitating abortions.
I was deeply concerned and objected to the HHS mandate that required all health plans to cover all FDA-approved contraceptives, including four drugs and devices that could terminate human life at its earliest stages by preventing an embryo’s implantation in the womb. The FDA’s own labeling statements, as well as other studies, indicate that drugs such as the 5-day-after pill (Ella), as well as intrauterine devices (IUDs), may operate this way. The Greens and the Hahns cannot, in good conscience, risk subsidizing actions that may take human life.
Democrats from Obama on down promised that people could keep their current plans, keep their preferred doctors, pay lower premiums, and have a website that works. Sorry to see former Rep. Stupak shocked, shocked about being betrayed, but that’s the way most of us felt about Rep. Stupak when he caved on his principles in the first place.
Also, how long does Stupak expect that EO to remain in effect after this? Just asking…
And Papa Bush got double crossed on tax hikes for cutting spending by the Democrats.
How many times will Lucy have to pull the football away?
Republicans are trained by the country club.
Democrats are trained by the mob.
You double-crossed us!!!
The government shouldn’t be in the reproduction business...either for abortions, or contraception. Neither is about “illness”. Why do I have to pay for it?
Stupak is a Dem, I believe.
"You effed up, you trusted us!"
There, fixed it. This is nothing more than Stupak caterwauling. He knew this was going to happen. Everyone knew this was going to happen. The way the agreement was structured clearly demonstrated it was going to happen. That he know claims he was double-crossed is nothing more than his attempt to escape the blame that rightfully belongs at his feet.
Well he is collecting disability and congressional pension. Poor fella. KMA stupak, you’re a judas.
The dems even lie to themselves, it seems. Stupak was a fool, and to think some of us counted on him. I knew better. They lied to him, he lied to us, and in the end he wound up lying to himself.
0bamacare is nothing but a tapestry of lies.
I’m actually kind of curious about why he’s speaking up at all. Does he fear there may be criminal charges in the future or something?
Yes he is a Democrat.
as Stupak does.
We didn’t call him Stupidak for years for nothing.
The GOP will never learn as long as RINOs are in charge.
Ask the SOB if he has been collecting disability. During his term in office included, etc.
You will not get an answer.
He is a lying, worthless, lowlife.
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