Saturday, March 13, 2010

Frightening Honesty from the Party of Death

National Review Online quotes pro-life Democrat Bart Stupak on the House Democrat Leadership's attempts to sway him into voting for their Healthcare Bill sans the "Stupak amendment" (which upholds the current and long-standing restrictions on federal funding of abortion):

Stupak notes that his negotiations with House Democratic leaders in recent days have been revealing. “I really believe that the Democratic leadership is simply unwilling to change its stance,” he says. “Their position says that women, especially those without means available, should have their abortions covered.” The arguments they have made to him in recent deliberations, he adds, “are a pretty sad commentary on the state of the Democratic party.”

What are Democratic leaders saying? “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.”

They don't call 'em the "Party of Death" for nothing, you know.

1 comment:

  1. I have tried to give Stupak and all "pro-life Democrats" the benefit of the doubt. And I surely believe they have been pressured in unspeakable ways by their party.

    So while extremely disappointed I've attempted to defend his decision to vote for this bill as a product of political naivete. After all, he has publicly portrayed himself as a legitimate, staunch, pro-life Democrat.

    After seeing this video of a small meeting he led, however, it seems that he was willing to sacrifice on abortion all along.