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Mar. 21 2010 - 12:38 pm | 226 views | 4 recommendations | 8 comments

Anti-abortion leader Stupak searches for a way to vote ‘yes’

Anti-abortion leader Bart Stupak (D-MI) has been in negotiations with the White House on a plan that would see the Obama Administration issue an executive order that would specify that there will be no public funding for abortions in the healthcare bill.

If a deal between the White House and the eight anti-abortion members who, according to Stupak, met with the Administration to discuss a way out of the stand-off, these eight ‘no’ votes will be turned to a ‘yes’ in today’s House vote and could well be the difference between a Democratic victory or defeat.

According to Stupak,

We’re close but we’re not there yet.

Via The Hill


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    MSNBC is reporting Stupak now a yes, CNN says he’s still in negations. What a day this is going to be

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    I feel like I am waiting for the Kentucky Derby or something!

    Been on this road before, I just can’t understand why they can’t bend on this,Planned Parenthood already gets $350 million in “government grants and contracts” (that’s just what I could find in a minute), and if an abortion is 2-3 grand I guess, that a hell of a lot. This article says they made $85 million after expenses, just seems wicked to me!
    You should run a vote here, would be interesting!

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    Sadly, this is a subject I really do not care about at all when it comes to the greater picture of this reform. Keep it in or cut it out, just get it passed. Use the money instead to put more condom dispensers in high school bathrooms. Whatever has to be done…

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    I don’t really know how to articulate it well, but I think finding a way involves nothing more than elevating regard for the nation over that of his religious beliefs. In other words, the nation protects him from religious prosecution and gives him the ability to believe in whatever he wants to believe in, including the rights of the unborn. But as a public servant, he’s obliged to act in favor of his constituents as a whole, and contrary to the more theocratic party, I think this means divorcing oneself from personal belief, never mind that half of his constituents are male, and should have very little to say about what a woman can and cannot do with her body.

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    I have saw a RSS feed that Obama signed the executive order Stupak wanted

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