When Senator Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) pretended to be pro-life until he was offered the “Cornhusker Kickback” for Nebraska (since removed from the health care bill), America thought she would never again see a lawmaker using innocent children for ransom or a shield, as the Iraqi Republican Guard used to do in the war.
Until Bart Stupak.
For the past several Rep. Stupak (D-Mich.) was busy stamping his face into the concrete of pro-life history, taking the principled position that he would not vote for health insurance reform so long as federal funding would be used for abortions.
Until he did vote for it.
And since it was widely reported that Stupak controlled 6 votes and the bill passed by 3, we can call this new law "Stupakcare."
We have to wonder what ransom was paid for the lives of innocent children to secure Stupak’s vote,...
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