Originally posted on American Thinker
Oh the irony, Barack Obama’s health care reform baby may never reach full term. Bart Stupak (D-Mich) is one of twelve House Democrats opposed to abortion who are willing to “kill” the bill if language isn’t changed to bar federal funding for the grisly procedure.
When asked if the Stupak“daring dozen” were willing to accept the consequences for bringing down healthcare reform over abortion? Stupak stood firm and said, “Yes. We’re prepared to take responsibility.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.”
NARAL must be proud. The Michigan lawmaker epitomizes a tenet choice enthusiasts espouse; “NARAL Pro-Choice America’s Choice Action Center helps pro-choice Americans back up their beliefs with action.”
This is not the first time Rep. Bart Stupak has “backed up belief with action” when addressing abortion language contained in a health care reform bill. Last year the Michigan Democrat stalled legislation in the House until satisfied that federal tax dollars would not fund abortions.
Listening to Obama talk, it’s clear to see that as far as Barry is concerned the health care bill is done gestating and its time to rush across the hall from labor to delivery. The President is positioning himself to make a final push for reform by “urging Congress to vote on the plan in the next few weeks even if it means passing the measure with a narrow Democratic majority and no Republican support.”
As a supporter of partial birth abortion, Barack Obama is in a difficult spot because up until the last minute, Stupak and eleven other Democrats could choose to exercise choice over party affiliation and abort a fully formed bill Barack views as perfectly healthy and viable.
Wasn’t it candidate Obama who said, “Now, part of the reason they didn’t have [the health exception for partial birth abortion] was purposeful, because those who are opposed to abortion – and I don’t begrudge that at all…they have a moral calling to try to oppose what they think is immoral?” Which is what the Stupak dozen are doing Barry, “opposing what they think is immoral,” by submitting presidential progeny to an abortion, just prior to birth.
Politically picketing outside the Congressional clinic, the White House claims the bill does not “intend” to change current abortion laws, and “does not believe” the Senate bill, which Obama’s plan emulates, “would change the status quo.”
Health and Human Services Secretary and avid abortion rights supporter, Kathleen Sebelius, said, “This will not change the status quo on the policy of abortion. There will be no federal funding for abortion.”
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs lent support to Sebelius’ statement contending, “The president is not and will not change current federal law in dealing with abortions and healthcare.”And Stupak should accept that statement because people who advocate killing helpless babies always tell the truth?
Somehow Stupak along with other Democratic anti-abortion lawmakers remain unconvinced and worry “that legislative language will follow the blueprint of the reform bill passed by the Senate,” which Stupak claims,”Does not provide sufficient safeguards.”
Bart Stupak’s commitment to aborting Obama’s health care bill-gives new meaning to the concept of Obama supported “freedom of choice.” The irony is, a Democrat may ultimately be the one saves many unborn children from being unjustly slaughtered, and in doing so, rescues the elderly and sick from being destroyed in the future by Obama’s insidious health care reform policy.