FireDogLake Attacks Sen. Nelson’s Demand to include Stupak Amendment
Like wolves on a fresh killed deer, the liberals keep tearing up Democrats over Representative Stupak’s amendment, which forces pro-abortion Dems to vote for pro-life protections for the innocents.
This has sites like FireDogLake completely bent:
“Is there anyone who did not see this coming, besides the over hundred Democrats in the House who call themselves pro-choice? Ben Nelson (D-NE) is now demanding the Senate also include the Stupak amendment language. Did anyone really think the Senate’s conservative Democrats would let any part of the House bill be to the right of the Senate? If Nelson gets his way (and when hasn’t Nelson gotten his way this year?), so much for “don’t worry, Obama will fix it in conference.”
“Senator Nelson is strongly pro-life and was pleased the Stupak amendment passed with such strong support,” Thompson said in a statement. “He believes that no federal money—including subsidies or tax credits–should be used to buy insurance coverage for abortion. This is a very important issue to Senator Nelson and it is highly unlikely he would support a bill that doesn’t clearly prohibit federal dollars from going to abortion.”
“It is a good thing NARAL and Planned Parenthood did not put up a fight before the Stupak amendment was added to the House bill. It is always so much easier to push things to the left in the Senate. . . .
But NARAL and Planned Parenthood got rolled by Speaker Pelosi, and now pro-abortion Senators will be forced to make the same choice pro-abortion House Dems did, but this time, the NARALs and Planned Parenthoods of the world can’t just roll over and play dead, like they did for their pal the Speaker.
To wit, the Wall Street Journal is reporting this morning:
Abortion-rights advocates argue that opposition will grow as people understand the reach of Mr. Stupak’s measure. “We’re going to hold the Senate accountable and hold their feet to the fire,” said Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America.
Their membership now understands the implications of the Senate bill containing the Stupak amendment too.
It would mean the liberals would have to either accept the pro-life restrictions, or alternatively, kill their own bill to stop them.