For years, prolife activists and leaders have worked to advance their agenda in both the Republican and the Democrat party. Obviously we've had more success with the GOP, but that doesn't negate the importance of having your voice heard in both of the major American political parties.
The "life" issue is (and should be) above partisanship.
And for that reason, the pro-life community has nurtured pro life candidates and politicians in the Democrat party. You know, because at some point in time their votes can help advance (or stop) anti-life legislation. And when their party is in the majority, (like now), this can become even more important.
But along came ObamaCare. Specifically, the just passed Senate version with enough loopholes and even direct language that will lead to the largest expansion of abortion since Roe vs. Wade became the law of the land in the early '70's.
And where were the long nurtured prolife Democrats when it mattered? Well, some where there. But many of them weren't. Specifically, some pretty high profile ones like Bart Stupak, who essentially held himself out as the House leader of prolife Democrats. He demonstrated just how deep his prolife principles really were when he was put on the spot by Obama and Pelosi. When he was faced with the fact that his (and a few similar Democrat) votes meant victory or defeat for the long hoped for government healthcare grab, they caved and tried to hide behind the flimsy fig leaf of an executive order as a rationalization for their treason. read more »
Yep, you read that right.
As hard as it is to believe, the folks at NARAL actually have a petition advocating the protection of taxpayer subsidies for abortions by senior citizens. Talk about hard core.
The pro-abortion group has a petition seeking signatures from abortion advocates.
Some 32,000 people have signed the document, which reads: "Anti-choice extremists at the Family Research Council are launching an outrageous media and lobbying campaign claiming that Congress' health-care reform bills will deny seniors the medical care they need in order to pay for abortion."
Thomas Peters of the American Papist blog noticed the blooper and informed LifeNews.com.
"Yes, you read that correctly -- NARAL is worried that seniors might lose their medical coverage for abortion," he chided.
Of course, this comes at a time when Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats are VERY worried about having to deal with abortion related amendments in the debate over Obamacare.
The know that if an amendment to ban taxpayer funding reaches to floor in debate on the final bill, there are probably enough Democrats from "red" or "purple" states that are either pro-life or worried about getting re-elected to pass such an amendment...which would then put the pro-choice crowd in a tizzy and potentially upset the entire Obamacare apple-cart.
It would be fun to watch.