Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Congressman Bart Stupak Claims To Have 40 Votes That Would Stop ObamaCare

I truly hope these 40 pro-life Democrats prove their claims to be pro-life are real by standing against the pro-abortion ObamaCare bill in the House of Representatives.

" Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) on Tuesday threatened that he may work with Republicans to torpedo healthcare reform unless he gets a vote to strip abortion-related provisions out of the House bill.

Stupak wants a floor vote on a measure that would prohibit taxpayer funds from being used for abortions. And in an interview on C-SPAN on Tuesday, he suggested if Democratic leaders don’t give him the vote, he’ll work with Republicans.

Stupak said one way or the other, there will be a vote on the abortion language, either “though a rule, or on the floor, or on a motion to recommit.”

A motion to recommit is a parliamentary tool used by the minority in the House to kill legislation. While some Democrats occasionally vote for motions to recommit, it is unusual for Democrats to strategize with Republicans on how best to use the procedural motion."

At the end of the day if they vote for any bill that does advance abortion then their claims to be pro-life are meaningless.