Obama Won't Meet With Pro-Life Democrat to Discuss Abortion, Health Care
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- The pro-life Democrat who says he had 40 Democrats who will vote against the health care bill in the House because it funds abortions can't get a meeting with President Barack Obama. Rep. Bart Stupak, in a new interview, talks more about how the pro-life Democrats can hold up the pro-abortion bill, HR 3200.
Responding to the speech President Obama gave last week promoting the bills, Stupak told the Weekly Standard that "there certainly is public funding for abortion" in the House measure.
He says the legislation would allow both the public health insurance plan, known as the public option, and federally subsidized private plans to pay for abortions using taxpayer funds.
Stupak, a Michigan congressman, told the conservative magazine that he has repeatedly asked for a meeting, or even a few minutes on the phone, with Obama but has been consistently refused.
Previous Pro Ecclesia posts on this subject:
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House Democrats Will Likely Prevent Vote to Remove Abortion From Health Care
Deal Hudson: "Why Catholics Will Not Get Abortion Out of the Health Care Bill" [UPDATED]
LA Times: Next Hurdle in Healthcare "Debate" is Abortion
Congressman Smith Warns Against Phony ‘Compromise’ on Abortion Mandates in ObamaCare
Dem Says Language Expressly Prohibiting Abortion Funding a Must in Health Care Bill [UPDATED]
Pelosi Accused of Muzzling Opposition to Taxpayer-Funded D.C. Abortions