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  • Stupak Quits Live

    04/09/2010 9:40:40 AM PDT · by jessduntno · 55 replies · 1,301+ views
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  • Pro-Life Democrats Who Switched Vote for Health Bill Request Billions in Earmarks

    03/30/2010 3:09:37 AM PDT · by Son House · 19 replies · 1,755+ views
    FOXNEWS.com ^ | March 29, 2010 | FOXNEWS.com
    Since the health care reform push hit its final stretch, numerous sweeteners for lawmakers' districts and states have been found inside the package. Earmark requests are made outside of the health care bill, making them a bit more difficult to link to any vote-trading. But it is precisely that kind of tricky-to-catch deal-making that Republican Sen. Tom Coburn said he and other GOP senators would be monitoring for months to come. "If you think you can cut a deal now and it not come out until after the election, I want to tell you that isn't going to happen," Coburn...
  • Stupak 11 needs to go viral - stop GOP blame

    03/27/2010 10:31:20 AM PDT · by FrankR · 24 replies · 1,294+ views
    Vanity
    I seldom post a vanity, but with the left now trying to put obamacare at the feet of the GOP, I thought this image might help dispel such rumors, if, Freepers were to copy it and make it "viral" in your email to everyone you know.
  • Planned Parenthood Dismisses 'Symbolic' Executive Order, Declares Health Care Victory

    03/23/2010 3:12:10 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies · 592+ views
    Life Site News ^ | March 23, 2010 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, D.C., March 23, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards has issued a statement declaring victory after the Senate health care bill's passage Sunday, noting that the abortion-related executive order Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) agreed to in exchange for pro-life Democrats' votes was merely a "symbolic gesture." Stupak had argued after the vote that, contrary to the affirmations of virtually every top pro-life organization in the U.S., Obama's promised executive order "is worth more than the paper it is written on." "The only option you had was leave the Senate language or strengthen it to prevent abortions under an...
  • Pro-life Democrats, R.I.P.

    03/23/2010 5:48:57 AM PDT · by rhema · 27 replies · 711+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | MARCH 23, 2010 | WILLIAM MCGURN
    And then there were none. When Bart Stupak announced Sunday he was now a "yes" on the health-care bill, six Democrats stood with him. Even that handful would have been enough to defeat the bill. Instead, they accepted the fig leaf of an executive order—and threw away all the hard-won gains they had made. Amid the recriminations it's easy to overlook what Mr. Stupak had cobbled together. His amendment restricting federal funding for abortions, passed in November, marked the only bipartisan vote in this whole health-care mess. For the first time since Roe v. Wade, pro-life Democrats had seized the...
  • Pro-life Democrats, R.I.P.

    03/22/2010 9:51:54 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 38 replies · 980+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 03-23-10 | WILLIAM MCGURN
    Bart Stupak's vote for the health bill shows that in the end you can't count on prolife Democrats. And then there were none. When Bart Stupak announced Sunday he was now a "yes" on the health-care bill, six Democrats stood with him. Even that handful would have been enough to defeat the bill. Instead, they accepted the fig leaf of an executive order—and threw away all the hard-won gains they had made. Amid the recriminations it's easy to overlook what Mr. Stupak had cobbled together. His amendment restricting federal funding for abortions, passed in November, marked the only bipartisan vote...
  • Stupak's U-turn no surprise

    03/22/2010 6:29:09 PM PDT · by AFA-Michigan · 19 replies · 915+ views
    One News Now ^ | March 22, 2010 | Charlie Butts
    Stupak has been touted by the national media as a leading combatant against using tax dollars for abortion. But when the bill was finally put to a vote and Stupak voted in favor, many of his constituents were not surprised. Gary Glenn of the American Family Association of Michigan explains why. "We issued a news release months ago calling Bart Stupak a fraud, because what happened at the last minute from a national perspective was no surprise at all to those of us actually here in Michigan," says Glenn. The AFA-Michigan spokesman explains that reaction is because of a town...
  • Video Shows Stupak Never Intended to Vote Against Health Care Reform

    03/21/2010 11:35:28 PM PDT · by robertvance · 16 replies · 720+ views
    The Idiocratic ^ | 3/22/2010 | Nathan Hale
    A video shows Stupak in November talking about why he would vote for health care reform no matter what.
  • Schlafly: Health Care Vote Set to Expose the Myth of the 'Pro-Life Democrat'

    03/21/2010 6:25:19 PM PDT · by izzatzo · 31 replies · 752+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 03/21/10 | PR Newswire
    WASHINGTON, March 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Phyllis Schlafly, president and founder of the conservative grassroots public policy organization Eagle Forum, made the following remarks after the public announcement that formerly pro-life Democrat Bart Stupak (D-MI) will cast a "yes" vote for the Senate health care bill today in the House: "It is naive for any elected official, especially one who describes himself as 'pro-life,' to expect that a promise to issue an Executive Order that reasserts the intentions of the Hyde Amendment will be fulfilled by the most pro-abortion president to ever sit in the White House. Perhaps Mr. Stupak and...
  • Pro-Life Group Strips Stupak Of Award

    03/21/2010 5:59:05 PM PDT · by autumnraine · 37 replies · 1,468+ views
    TPMDC ^ | 03/21/2010 | Christina Bellantoni
    The anti-abortion Susan B. Anthony List group announced tonight they will strip Rep. Bart Stupak of the "Defender of Life" award that he's received several times. The group blasted Stupak's role in forging a compromise with the White House on abortion language in an executive order and said he is no longer truly "pro-life." The group says President Obama's executive order was "unacceptable" and they are redoubling efforts to elect "true" pro-life candidates. SBA List Candidate Fund President Marjorie Dannenfelser issued a statement saying the group had been planning to honor Stupak (D-MI) for his efforts at their Campaign for...
  • Video: Stupak Has Lied About Healthcare Vote All Along

    03/21/2010 3:13:59 PM PDT · by callisto · 170 replies · 6,824+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsRealBlog ^ | March 21, 2010 | Liz Blaine
    It looks like pro-life Democrat Bart Stupak has lied to Americans in opposition to the current health care bill. He never intended to vote against the legislation when it came down to final vote. Listen to this video of Bart Stupak recorded last year, when he was unaware he was being recorded.
  • ALWAYS: So-Called "Pro-Life Dems" Cave In to "Pro-Abortion" Dems

    03/21/2010 2:24:16 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 13 replies · 264+ views
    March 21, 2010
    While Andy McCarthy at NRO calls the EO "blatant chicanery" I think Stupak and his Gang of 12 were a gigantic fraud to begin with. Both Pelosi and the Pro-Abort Dems gave him the middle finger when he tried to add to the Reconciliation Fix the earlier Pro-Life language passed by the House. With nowhere to go, rather than sticking to principle as did the Pro-Abort Dems, he searched for a convenient "fig-leaf" exit. This is why he and his disreputable gang are a bunch of frauds.
  • Stupak Announces Deal With White House on Abortion Funding Ban [He's America's Laughingstock!]

    03/21/2010 1:59:52 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 51 replies · 1,145+ views
    FoxNews ^ | March 21, 2010
    March 21, 2010 Stupak Announces Deal With White House on Abortion Funding Ban FOXNews.com Pro-life Democrats have reached a deal with President Obama to ensure that no taxpayer money goes to abortion services, Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., who led Democratic lawmakers opposed to the Senate bill, said Sunday about an arrangement that appeared to cement passage of the massive insurance overhaul. Pro-life Democrats have reached a deal with President Obama to ensure that no taxpayer money goes to abortion services, Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., who led Democratic lawmakers opposed to the Senate bill, said Sunday about an arrangement that appeared...
  • VIDEO: Pro-Life Dem Stupak Announces He Will Vote For Health Bill

    03/21/2010 1:55:47 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 22 replies · 624+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | March 21, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    Rep. Bart Stupak (D) says he has reached "an agreement with the speaker to protect the sanctity of life in the health care reform" bill.
  • Anti-abortion Dems will vote for health bill

    03/21/2010 1:27:35 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 30 replies · 671+ views
    msnbc.com ^ | March 21, 2010 | msnbc.com staff and news service reports
    WASHINGTON - House Democrats appeared to clinch the 216 votes necessary Sunday for passage of a landmark health care overhaul that promises to provide coverage to millions of uninsured Americans. Passage of the legislation seemed assured when Democratic Rep. Bart Stupak of Michigan announced that he will vote in favor of the health care overhaul, citing confidence that an executive order signed by the president will prevent federal funds from being used for abortion coverage. "The real winner is the American people," Stupak said at a press conference to announce his intention to vote. Stupak had led a block of...
  • Stupak, Dems reach abortion deal; 'eight or nine' will vote yes

    03/21/2010 12:57:43 PM PDT · by CWW · 277 replies · 7,714+ views
    The Hill ^ | 03-21-2010 | cww
    Stupak, Dems reach abortion deal; 'eight or nine' will vote yes By Jared Allen - 03/21/10 03:33 PM ET Democrats have reached a deal on an executive order on abortion that could hand them a victory on healthare. "Eight or nine" Democrats, including Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), will announce the deal at a 4 p.m. press conference, according to an anti-abortion Democrat. "We've changed [our votes]," said Rep. Steve Driehaus (D-Ohio). Driehaus said he's seen the executive order and can now vote for the healthcare bill. He said Stupak has signed off, as well. Driehaus made his remarks just a...
  • NRO: Eight or nine pro-lifers are having a press conference at 4, with Stupak.

    03/21/2010 12:45:19 PM PDT · by GOPinCa · 46 replies · 2,334+ views
    National Review
    Driehaus confirms: Eight or nine pro-lifers are having a press conference at 4, with Stupak.
  • BREAKING -- NEW REPORT -- DEMS 2 SHORT WITHOUT STUPAK DEAL -- OBAMACRE WILL FAIL!!!!

    03/21/2010 12:30:21 PM PDT · by CWW · 100 replies · 5,867+ views
    THE HILL ^ | 03-21-2010 | cww
    Unless a deal is struck with Stupak, Dems appear to be short on votes. By Bob Cusack - 03/21/10 02:20 PM ET Hours before a scheduled vote on healthcare reform, Democratic leaders don't have the votes. The decisions of two Tennessee Democrats, Reps. John Tanner and Lincoln Davis, to vote no has put President Barack Obama, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and her lieutenants in a major bind. If every member votes, Democratic leaders can only afford 37 defections. According to The Hill's whip list, there are 39 Democrats planning to vote no. Furthermore, The Hill also has seven Democrats in...
  • Kildee a yes (CSPAN live)

    03/21/2010 12:20:19 PM PDT · by Danae · 37 replies · 2,208+ views
    Cspan Live ^ | 3-21-2010 | CSPAN
    Kildee just came to the mic and stated he was a solid no. He isn't going to risk his eternal salvation at his age. Thank goodness!
  • Unless a deal is struck with Stupak, Dems appear to be short on votes

    03/21/2010 11:52:45 AM PDT · by AlanD · 12 replies · 469+ views
    Hours before a scheduled vote on healthcare reform, Democratic leaders don't have the votes. The decisions of two Tennessee Democrats, Reps. John Tanner and Lincoln Davis, to vote no has put President Barack Obama, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and her lieutenants in a major bind. If every member votes, Democratic leaders can only afford 37 defections. According to The Hill's whip list, there are 39 Democrats planning to vote no. Furthermore, The Hill also has eight Democrats in the undecided/unclear column: Reps Jim Cooper (Tenn.), Kathy Dahlkemper (Pa.), Paul Kanjorski (Pa.), Alan Mollohan (W.Va.), Earl Pomeroy (N.D.), Mike Quigley (Ill.),...
  • BREAKING -- DEM NO VOTES AT 39 -- UNLESS STUPAK CAVES!

    03/21/2010 11:58:33 AM PDT · by CWW · 52 replies · 2,935+ views
    THE HILL ^ | 03-21-2010 | cww
    UPDATE: Washington daily The Hill reports about 20 minutes ago that the Democrats do not yet have the votes, and in fact The Hill is reporting a total of 39 “NO” votes from Democrats on their whip count, enough to sink Obamacare. High drama with Stupak and others is sure to continue as Pelosi and Obama work feverishly to find the 3 or 4 votes they need. Hours before a scheduled vote on healthcare reform, Democratic leaders don’t have the votes. The decisions of two Tennessee Democrats, Reps. John Tanner and Lincoln Davis, to vote no has put President Barack...
  • Stupak still a Firm 'NO'

    03/21/2010 10:36:27 AM PDT · by Retired Greyhound · 115 replies · 4,354+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03/21/10 1:27 PM EDT | Susan Ferrechio
    Despite reports on MSNBC that pro-life Democrat Bart Stupak, D-Mich., will vote for the bill, he remains a "no" vote. I just talked to Stupak in the basement of the Capitol as he walked passed a throng of protesters calling for members to vote against the bill. "I'm still a no vote. There is no final agreement." Stupak said. Stupak and other pro-life Democrats are in negotiations with the White House on a deal that would involve President Obama signing some kind of executive order that would ban federal funding of abortion under the health care bill. "We are waiting...
  • URGENT - 3/21 - STUPAK 12 IS GROWING!!!

    03/21/2010 1:58:41 AM PDT · by Daisyjane69 · 86 replies · 3,297+ views
    a Google site ^ | 3/21/10 | unk.
    Congressman Paul Broun (GA) met with a group of supporters around midnight tonight at the Cannon office building. Word is that the healthcare reform debate has distilled-down into a battle over abortion (you may already be aware) – he gave me a message and concrete list of Congressmen who (as of late-tonight) are on the fence and potential converts to vote NO tomorrow. This list is much bigger than the media is reporting – and it’s directly from Congressman Broun.
  • Short List of Key Non-Stupak undecided Dems to keep the pressure on (with phone #s)

    03/20/2010 8:04:32 PM PDT · by teg_76 · 16 replies · 658+ views
    Earl Pomeroy (202) 225-2611 (701) 224-0355 ND At-Large District Brian Baird (202) 225-3536, Vancouver, (360) 695-6292. Olympia, (360) 352-9768, (MAYBE) Lincoln Davis 202.225.6831Fax: 202.226.5172 Columbia Office 931.490.8675 Jamestown 931.879.2361 Fax: 931.879.2389 McMinnville, 931.473.7251 Fax: 931.473.7259 John Tanner (202) 225-4714, Union City, (731) 885-7070, Jackson Phone: (731) 423-4848, Millington (901) 873-5690 TN Paul Kanjorski (202) 225-6511 (570) 825-2200 PA 11th District
  • Health Bill Will Fail Without Stupak Democrats

    03/20/2010 6:50:49 PM PDT · by Slyscribe · 28 replies · 1,330+ views
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 3/20/2010 | Ed Carson
    Two more key Democrats decided to vote against ObamaCare, Blue Dog leader Jim Matheson of Utah and Ohio’s Zack Space. Space voted yes for the House health bill in November. It’s 216 votes to a majority. Right now, there are 207 no votes — 217 including the 10 pro-life Stupak Democrats likely to vote no at present, according to Firedoglake. There are just 205* yes votes with no leaners and 9 undecided. The bottom line: Speaker Nancy Pelosi appears to have two roads to victory: 1. Satisfy the Stu-Pak regarding abortion funding language without offending pro-choice members.
  • Health Bill Will Fail Without Stupak Democrats

    03/20/2010 6:52:24 PM PDT · by FTJM · 53 replies · 1,800+ views
    IBD ^ | March 20, 2010 | Ed Carson
    Two more key Democrats decided to vote against ObamaCare, Blue Dog leader Jim Matheson of Utah and Ohio’s Zack Space. Space voted yes for the House health bill in November. Remember, it’s 216 votes for a majority. Right now, there are 207 no votes, or 217 including the 10 pro-life Stupak Democrats, according to Firedoglake. There are just 205* yes votes with no leaners and 9 undecided. The bottom line: Speaker Nancy Pelosi appears to have two roads to victory: 1. Satisfy the Stu-Pak regarding abortion funding language without offending pro-choice members. It’s still possible: Pelosi made a last-minute deal...
  • Breaking News on NRO: Rep. Steny Hoyer Tells Reporters Executive Order Is Under Consideration

    03/20/2010 11:01:31 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 55 replies · 2,427+ views
    Danile Foster ^ | March 20, 2010
    Will Stupak Be Silenced by Executive Order? [Daniel Foster] There are whispers that the Majority are working on an executive order with Stupak-like language in an attempt to pacify pro-life Democrats.
  • Stupak and Other Pro-Life Dems Hold A Press Conference Saturday Morning @ 11:00 a.m. EST

    03/19/2010 11:30:25 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 15 replies · 1,113+ views
    March 19, 2010
    Democratic Underground.com is reporting that Stupak and Other Pro-Life Dems Hold A Press Conference Saturday Morning @ 11:00 a.m. EST
  • Anti-abortion Democrats working on a vote deal with Senate on bill

    03/19/2010 10:00:23 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies · 436+ views
    thehill.com ^ | March 19, 2010 | Jared Allen and Jeffrey Young
    At least six anti-abortion Democrats are open to supporting the healthcare bill if they can get a guarantee from the Senate that it will move separate legislation containing the House abortion language, one of those Democratic holdouts said Friday. Natural Resources Committee Chairman Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.), one of Rep. Bart Stupak’s (D-Mich.) gang of staunch opponents of the Senate abortion language, said they are in discussions with senators and House leaders to secure such a commitment. “There could be some kind of commitment from the other body to act on this later … to ensure that the Senate language does...
  • Pelosi Rejects Stupak Deal to Remove Abortion Funding From Senate Bill

    03/19/2010 2:05:28 PM PDT · by julieee · 70 replies · 1,394+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | March 20, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Pelosi Rejects Stupak Deal to Remove Abortion Funding From Senate Bill Washington, DC -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has, once again, rejected a plea from Rep. Bart Stupak to agree to a deal to remove the abortion funding from the Senate health care bill in exchange for support for it. Stupak and other pro-life Democrats have been hoping to strike the abortion funding in exchange for support. http://www.Lifenews.com/nat6150.html
  • Brad Ellsworth Abandons Stupak, Will Vote Yes

    03/19/2010 2:44:19 PM PDT · by tsmith130 · 31 replies · 1,530+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 03/19/2010 | John McCormack
    Another big get for Dems: Rep Brad Ellsworth, a former Yes vote who shared the concerns of the Stupak dozen and was intensely wooed by both sides, will vote Yes on the Senate bill, his spokesman confirms to me. “He’s a Yes,” Jonathan Kott, communications director for Ellsworth, just said by phone. “He will vote in favor of health care reform.” A press release detailing his rationale is forthcoming from his office.
  • Brad Ellsworth Abandons Stupak, Will Vote Yes

    Who will be the next to fold?
  • Stupak Says His 12 Is Hanging Tough

    03/17/2010 2:25:05 PM PDT · by Tribune7 · 47 replies · 1,757+ views
    Stupak tells Fox his 12 or 13 are not buckling.
  • Bart Stupak: ObamaCare is a Death Panel for Children

    03/13/2010 10:51:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 1,163+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | March 13, 2010 | Gary P.
    “If you pass the Stupak amendment, more children will be born, and therefore it will cost us millions more. That’s one of the arguments I’ve been hearing,” Stupak says. “Money is their hang-up. Is this how we now value life in America? If money is the issue — come on, we can find room in the budget. This is LIFE we’re talking about.” If was any doubt that Sarah Palin’s warning about the death cult the democrat party has become since the ultra-radical progressive movement wrested control of the party from it’s more reasonable members, the above quotes should end...
  • Dems jettison pro-life Dems; will pass ObamaCare without them

    03/12/2010 12:09:56 PM PST · by pabianice · 89 replies · 4,804+ views
    Fox News Channel | 3/12/10
    Shepard Smith reporting... Rep. Hoyer quoted as saying Pelosi has decided to pitch pro-life Dems over the side and pass Obamacare without them... unknown how they will get the votes... still rumors of parliamentary tricks to pass a bill for which they do not have the votes.
  • Pelosi Broaches Healthcare Deal with Pro-Life Democrats

    03/06/2010 6:02:24 PM PST · by John Semmens · 22 replies · 808+ views
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 6 March 2010 | John Semmens
    Concerned that the current Senate version of the President’s healthcare legislation won’t pass muster with House pro-life Democrats because of its provisions funding abortion, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) is proposing a deal in which pro-life Democrats will be allowed to introduce separate bills to strip abortion funding from the law if they go along with the President’s request that they vote for the Senate Bill. “Getting the Senate Bill passed in the House without amendments is the only way we can get the legislation to the President for signature,” Pelosi asserted. “Once it’s signed we’ll have healthcare reform. We...
  • Pelosi Calls Pro-Life Democrats Liars, Third Abortion Funding Denial This Week

    03/04/2010 6:39:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 860+ views
    Life News ^ | March 4, 2010 | Steven Ertelt, Editor
    In a press conference today. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi denied the abortion funding in the Senate health care bill for the third time in the last seven days. Reacting to a promise from pro-life Democrats to kill the bill over the massive abortion funding it contains, Pelosi essentially called them liars. This morning, Rep. Bart Stupak said he and pro-life Democrats were prepared to vote against the bill because it funds abortions and contains other pro-abortion problems. Pelosi got exasperated when a reporter asked at her weekly press conference about their unwillingness to support the bill over abortion. “Let me...
  • Nancy Pelosi Gets Angry, Calls Pro-Life Democrats Liars

    03/04/2010 6:04:07 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 27 replies · 1,635+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 03/04/10 | John McCormack
    No, she doesn't say it directly, but Bart Stupak has said he and a dozen other Democrats who voted yes the first time will vote no on the Senate health care bill because it provides taxpayer-funding for abortion. Today, at a press conference, Pelosi contradicted the factual claims made by Stupak and said there is no federal funding of abortion in the bill. Politico reports: Speaker Nancy Pelosi got exasperated when asked at her weekly news conference about the unwillingness of some Democrats – including Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) – to support the health bill because of abortion language. “Let...
  • Democrats would kill healthcare over abortion

    03/04/2010 9:00:26 AM PST · by La Lydia · 14 replies · 647+ views
    Reuters ^ | March 4, 2010
    A dozen House of Representatives Democrats opposed to abortion are willing to kill President Barack Obama's healthcare reform plan unless it satisfies their demand for language barring the procedure, Representative Bart Stupak said on Thursday. "Yes. We're prepared to take responsibility," Stupak said on ABC's "Good Morning America" when asked if he and his 11 Democratic allies were willing to accept the consequences for bringing down healthcare reform over abortion. "Let's face it. I want to see healthcare. But we're not going to bypass the principles of belief that we feel strongly about," he said. The Michigan Democrat held up...
  • White House Orders Stupak: Keep Silent on Abortion (GOOD NEWS: he won't. And he can Kill the Bill.)

    12/30/2009 6:13:56 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 40 replies · 2,860+ views
    Susan B. Anthony List (SuzyB.org) ^ | December 30, 2009 | Marjorie Dannenfelser
    The more pro-abortion leaders attempt to silence opposition to the pro-abortion Senate bill, the more people speak out. Rep. Bart Stupak informed Greta Van Susteren of FOX News that the White House told him to keep silent on abortion until the President had a chance to walk him through the pro-abortion Nelson-Reid Amendment. Stupak responded, "I don't need you to walk me through the amendment. I can read, and this amendment is unacceptable." He went on to explain his objections to the Senate bill: -- It recognizes abortion as a benefit covered under disease prevention (by this logic, the baby...
  • Sen. Casey abandons dad's legacy

    12/24/2009 9:08:30 PM PST · by Born Conservative · 11 replies · 682+ views
    Water Cooler/Washington Times ^ | 12/23/2009 | Kerry Picket
    Senator Bob Casey Jr. (D - PA), who came to office as a pro-life Democrat in 2006 under the banner that he would continue his father's fight in pro-life causes has turned out to be pretty disappointing. When asked by the Washington Times on Tuesday what he thought his father, the late Bob Casey Sr., former governor of Pennsylvania from 1987 to 1995, would think of the abortion issue in the health care bill.: "I have no way of knowing. We’re dealing with something here which is unusual and unprecedented. We’ve had year to year appropriation bills where the Hyde...
  • Casey (& the Whole Blue Dog Team) Strikes Out!

    12/24/2009 1:51:19 PM PST · by Starman417 · 12 replies · 669+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-24-09 | Lajoieride
    Isn’t it ironic that the more the nation turns “pro-life” and an ever-increasing majority recognizes how bad the monstrous health care plan is the more certain ‘conservative’ or ‘pro-life’ Democrats are caving in on these very issues? These are times that try men’s souls apparently. What sort of moral foundation of principles have you built for yourself when you so loudly declare something about your core beliefs and then so easily betray them exactly when support is building among the people you serve?!? Such historic crossroads as we face now certainly provide a test of all that. Senator Nelson from...
  • Pro-Life Democrat Predicts Senate Health Care Bill Will ‘Go Down in Flames’ in House, Unless Changes

    12/24/2009 9:21:15 AM PST · by rhema · 77 replies · 3,118+ views
    CNS News ^ | December 23, 2009 | Pete Winn
    The Senate health care bill is dead on arrival in the House of Representatives unless major changes are made, including removal of special “carve outs” for Medicaid funding for certain states and inclusion of language barring taxpayer-funded health plans that cover abortions, Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) told CNSNews.com on Tuesday. Faced with the possibility that House Democratic leaders and the White House will try to force the U.S. House to accept “as is” the health care bill that the Senate is poised to pass on Christmas Eve, the pro-life Democrat said the Senate bill differs too much from the version...
  • I'll Have A Blue Dog Christmas Without You

    12/19/2009 7:24:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies · 882+ views
    NRO ^ | 12/19/09 | Mark Steyn
    Kathryn, re your Facebook friend who asks, "Can we officially retire the phrases 'blue dog' democrats and 'pro life' democrats? Because there is no such thing:" As I wrote back in the summer, "Put not your trust in Blue Dog Democrats." It was folly to bet the Republic on the likes of Ben Nelson and Blanche Lincoln and other "moderates" who are, by definition, trimmers and accommodationists.
  • Nelson, Casey should be thrown out -- What to do about so-called "Pro-Life" Democrats.

    12/19/2009 2:15:41 PM PST · by malkee · 22 replies · 546+ views
    12/19/09 | malkee
    Just wondering if any of you have any ideas about what to do with Casey and Nelson other than attempting to vote them out. This healthcare vote is more than a sell-out on their supposed anti-abortion stance. One thing I would REALLY like to see is some pro-life female candidates running against them!
  • Stupak: If no Pro-Life Amendment, ‘About 40 Likeminded Democrats’ Will Vote to Kill Health Bill

    10/23/2009 3:51:59 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 52 replies · 2,156+ views
    CNSNews ^ | October 23, 2009 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Rep. Bart Stupak (D.-Mich.) told CNSNews.com yesterday that he has organized a group of “about 40 likeminded Democrats” who will vote to kill the health-care bill if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) does not allow a floor vote on his amendment to prohibit federal funds from going to insurance plans that cover abortion. Under Stupak’s plan, the approximately 40 Democrats in his camp would join with all House Republicans in voting to defeat the special House “rule” that would set the terms for debating and amending the health-care bill on the House floor when it is brought up for a...
  • Pro-Life Dem Breakthroughs (Bad News for FOCA?)

    11/08/2008 3:35:51 AM PST · by GonzoII · 15 replies · 830+ views
    National Catholic Register ^ | Friday, November 07, 2008 | Tom McFeely
    Pro-Life Dem Breakthroughs Let’s face it, there weren’t very many pro-life silver linings among the electoral clouds that formed Tuesday evening over America. But here’s one: A record 31 Democratic Party pro-life candidates were elected to Congress. According to Democrats for Life of America, five new Democratic pro-lifers were elected, joining 26 pro-life incumbents who were re-elected. “This will be only the second time in 30 years that the number of pro-life Democrats increases instead of decreases,” Kristen Day, director of Democrats for Life of America, told Lifenews.com. “The first time we made gains was in 2006 due to the...
  • Calling All Pro-life Dems

    08/30/2008 4:10:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies · 246+ views
    Zenit ^ | August 30, 2008 | Joan L. Roccasalvo, CSJ
    A response to: Archbishop Wuerl on the Church and Abortion Because of Mrs. Pelosi's scandalous comments last Sunday and [then] defying the teaching of the Church, all the pro-life Democrats ought to be asked to speak in defense of life. This includes especially Senator Robert Casey, Jr., whose father was proudly a pro-life Democrat. It is now that all should witness to their beliefs and not fear reprisal from pro-abortion Democrats. These last have all but silenced pro-life Democrats. For the sake of the Catholic common good, the public stance of politicians on abortion issues must be made public. In...
  • Pro-Life Democrat Nat Hentoff Can't Support Barack Obama Over Abortion

    04/29/2008 2:31:41 PM PDT · by julieee · 12 replies · 154+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | April 29, 2008 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Leading pro-life Democrat Nat Hentoff wrote a national editorial on Tuesday saying he had considered supporting Barack Obama for president. That was until he investigated Obama's record on abortion and found that the Illinois lawmaker essentially supported infanticide. "I was once strongly inclined to vote for Barack Obama for president (assuming he won his party's nomination)," Hentoff said in the column. "But then I learned Obama's voting record on abortion." Complete story at: http://www.lifenews.com/nat3903.html
  • "Pro-Life" Casey Votes Twice to Enable US Funding for Abortion Overseas

    09/15/2007 8:27:03 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 12 replies · 664+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | September 14, 2007 | Meg Jalsevac
    "Pro-Life" Casey Votes Twice to Enable US Funding for Abortion Overseas By Meg Jalsevac WASHINGTON, DC, September 14, 2007, (LifeSiteNews.com) - Last week Senator Bob Casey, Jr. (Democrat-Pennsylvania) actively contradicted his largely pro-life campaign promises by voting to approve a funding appropriations bill that would provide US funding to foreign organizations that promote and provide abortions.       The funding bill (HR 2764) would effectively overturn the Mexico City Policy, a foreign aid policy which expressly prohibits the funding of overseas agencies involved in abortion.  The policy was first adopted by President Ronald Reagan and continued in the presidency of Bush, Sr. ...