Let me get this straight: Obama, Pelosi, and others continue to assure the American people that Obamacare will not fund abortions. Those who point out the fact that the bill does not expressly prohibit abortion coverage are called liars and extremists.
Rep. Bart Stupak, Democrat Representative from Michigan, is leading an effort among Democrats to add language to the bill that will specifically prohibit abortions, but is being fought by Pelosi and others.
If the Democrats really oppose abortion in the healthcare bill, why are they fighting so hard to keep out pro-life language?
Shut up, that’s why.
Rep. Bart Stupak said Speaker Pelosi is not pleased with his effort to change abortion-related provisions in the healthcare bill being crafted by the House.
During an interview on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” show, Stupak (D-Mich.) said he is undeterred in trying to ensure that taxpayer dollars do not pay for abortions. Stupak, who opposes abortion rights, acknowledged that some in his party are upset with his public campaign to change the bill.
“The Speaker is not happy with me,” Stupak said.
“This has been federal law since 1976,” he said, noting that President Barack Obama has vowed not to allow healthcare reform to pay for abortions.
“We have to have a vote,” he said.
If he doesn’t get one, Stupak said he and as many as 39 other Democrats will vote no on a procedural motion to bring the health bill to the floor. A House vote on healthcare reform could be taken next week.