In two interviews yesterday, Bart Stupak revealed a great deal about himself, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, politics and the internal workings of our “pro-choice” Democratic party. First, in what shouldn’t be surprising to anyone, Stupak told Fox News that he “doesn’t listen to nuns.”
“Under the Stupak Amendment, my baby would have died,” says Tiffany Campbell, mother of three from South Dakota.
The share of people who are “liberal” but also anti-choice grows tinier by the day. Investments by the Democratic Party to recruit that vanishing population would be far better spent elsewhere.
Connie Saltonstall, a former county commissioner, plans to run against Stupak for the Democratic nomination of Michigan’s First Congressional District. She told RH Reality Check “I am without a doubt pro-choice.”
To coin a cliche on International Women’s Day, I have to ask: Where’s the beef? American women are being told that our most fundamental right–to control our reproductive destiny–should be of no consequence in health reform.
Could it be divine intervention? Just days after Catholic Charities cut off spousal benefits for DC employees to protect itself from the scourge of gay marriage, the Vatican is caught in a gay sex scandal.
Like a petulant child, Bart Stupak is going all over radio and television media stomping his feet on health care reform. Last week he claimed he had 15 to 20 members who would refuse to vote for reform unless they could impose their own religious ideology on the entire population of American women. Today he is down to 11. Bart is having a classic tantrum and I think its time for him to get a time out.
The President’s version of a health reform bill is based on a flawed Senate bill that contains totally onerous and untenable conditions on American women. It needs to be fixed, now.
The Democrats want Martha Coakley elected in Massachusetts today to get the 60th vote for a health care bill that presently renders American women unequal to the men around them. I can no longer support this.
Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich) of “can’t-do-enough-to-help-the-Bishops-strip-women-of-their-rights” fame, tells CQ that DCCC Chair Van Hollen (D-Md) is urging him to “run for re-election,” proving to women that the Dems have our backs….to the firing squad.