… or countless thousands. How about $726,409.00? $726,409.00 was all it took for Bart Stupak to walk away from his principles, and vote for legislation that not only contains abortion language in the bill, it appropriates $7 billion for abortion services for the next 5 years. And, the language of the Bill was purposely written to skirt around the Hyde amendment. Plus sec 1303 has language that uses federal funds to subsidize health plans that cover abortion. Oh, but wait a sec… the POTUS promised an Executive Order to prohibit federal funding of abortion.
There is no Constitutional provision or statute that explicitly permits Executive Orders, and Congress at any time may overturn an executive order by passing legislation in conflict with it or by refusing to approve funding to enforce the Executive Order.
Well done Mr Stupak, you held out for a worthless compromise. And I sure that $726,409.00 grant for rural airport renovations is just coincidental too…
On standing on principle, Stupak told the Catholic News Agency on March 26th “The health care reform bill would have passed the House without the votes of Rep. Bart Stupak’s pro-life Democrats because House Speaker Nancy Pelosi “always carries a number of votes in her pocket.”
Hmm, the votes are there already… and… I cold vote my conscience… … … what’s behind door number 3 Bob?