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Could He Really Have Been That Stupak?

Today, President Obama signed the Healthcare Bill into law. Anyone who hasn’t been living under a rock for the past year is well aware of the backroom deals, bribery, arm twisting, and deception that went into finding enough votes to pass the bill. Final passage of the bill came on the heels of a promise of an Executive Order by President Obama to restrict abortion coverage.

Stupak, who led Democratic lawmakers opposed to the Senate bill, made an announcement of a deal Sunday afternoon, surrounded by a handful of Democratic lawmakers who had held out their “yes” votes in exchange for a guarantee of no public funding for abortion.

The arrangement appeared to cement passage of the massive insurance overhaul as House lawmakers later approved the rules for debate in a 224-206 vote, moving the House one step closer to passage.

Well, the signing day came and went without the signing of the Executive Order.

President Obama signed the Senate health care bill into law Tuesday. He did not sign the executive order on abortion negotiated with Michigan Democratic Congressman Bart Stupak in an 11th-hour arrangement that may well have saved the entire health care reform effort.
A White House official told Fox, Obama will not sign the Executive Order Tuesday and has set no specific date to do so. Stupak predicted Obama would sign the order later this week. The White House said only that Obama would sign the order “soon.”

Stupak and the other “pro-life democrats” spent the last year of the healthcare debate acting like they were standing on Pro-Life principles. Now they have caved to an Executive Order that may or may not be signed, and if it is ever signed will only last as long as the President wishes for it to. Mr. Stupak, you and your baby-killing colleages in the Democrat Party are a disgrace. I have absolutely no doubt that there is no such thing as a pro-life Democrat.

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