Pro-Life Catholic Dem: "We Believe We Have the Votes" to Shut Down Healthcare Over Abortion
Congressman Bart Stupak (D-MI) is fighting a valiant fight to ensure the Hyde Amendment makes it into any health care reform bill that passes through Congress:
Democrat MI Congressman Bart Stupak, also House pro-life caucus co-chair, gave an excellent interview to Fox's Megyn Kelly this morning, strongly stating that Obama and Pelosi's contention that abortion isn't in healthcare "is just not true," and that he is "disappointed" the president continues to make that assertion.
Here's the clip...
Stupak: So if we're not allowed to offer what we call the Hyde Amendment, which basically says no public funds for abortion in national healthcare... then we're going to try to... defeat the rule, and the bill cannot come to the Floor for a vote. That is our strategy. That is our plan. They're well aware of it.
Kelly: It's tough to have a debate when the people on the other side won't even acknowledge your point on the facts. I mean, Nancy Pelosi continues to say that abortion funding is already out of this bill....
Stupak: Yeah, if she really believes that, then give me my amendment. If anything my amendment would just be redundant. Just give me my amendment then. There's no fear of my amendment. Pelosi should have no fear of my amendment....
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Previous Pro Ecclesia posts on this subject:
Obama Won't Meet With Pro-Life Democrat to Discuss Abortion, Health Care
Pro-Life Catholic Dem: Prevent Abortion Funding, Or I'll Block Healthcare
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