Before the Supreme Court’s individual mandate decision. Before Kathleen Sebelius forced the Catholic Church to cover contraceptives. Before Obama rammed Obamacare through the Senate on Christmas Eve without a single bipartisan vote. Before all that, the president had to convince Yooper Bart Stupak and other pro-life Dems to vote for Obamacare’s public funding of abortion to get the bill through the House.
There’s a sucker born every minute.
After months of avoiding the press (including repeated calls from MIView), the former Michigan Rep. Stupak admitted in Charlotte Tuesday that the Obama administration suckered him into supporting Obamacare with a false promise to support the Hyde Amendment – and that Obamacare’s public funding of abortion “is illegal.”
Breitbart’s Tabitha Hale reports:
Charlotte - Former Congressman Bart Stupak admits a compromise he made with Barack Obama to pass the Affordable Care Act is invalidated by HHS’s controversial mandate for taxpayer-funded contraception, including abortion-inducing drugs.
Today Breeanne Howe of Red State and I attended a Democrats For Life panel during the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. An attendee stood up and asked Bart Stupak and a panel of pro-life if the HHS contraception mandate has put them in a difficult position.
Stupak responded, “I am perplexed and disappointed that, having negotiated the Executive Order with the President, not only does the HHS mandate violate the Executive Order but it also violates statutory law.”Watch the video here, courtesy of RedState.
Conservatives cautioned that the Executive Order was cheap political cover that could just as easily be undone by the President.
It took him a few years, but apparently Stupak has come to that realization as well.