We Can’t Trust the Obama Administration to Uphold Stupak Amendment
Leading House Democrats are refusing to give pro-life lawmakers any guarantee that they will keep the Stupak amendment that cuts off abortion funding in the health care bill in later versions of the legislation should the House approve it.
Candidate Obama made some promises, and now PP aims to make him keep them. After the House’s vote last night to exclude abortion from nationalized healthcare, PP CEO Cecile Richards issued an email alert today calling in some chips.
Cecile reminded Obama in the letter that abortion proponents voted for and contributed to Obama for such an evil time as this: to include abortion in socialized healthcare. “[W]e need strong and public support from the White House to help us,” wrote Cecile.
A sample email PP is asking supporters to send to Obama gets more to the point: “You campaigned on a promise to put reproductive health care at the center of your health care reform plan. Now it’s time for you to make good on that commitment.”
The lesson we’re all learning from this is:
We can’t trust anyone in the Obama administration. In the words of someone who commented on my FB page recently: “The snakes in Washington have more heads than most.”