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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 04:58 PM
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Stupak (D-Mich.) threatens to block House healthcare bill
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/59045-...


Stupak threatens to block House healthcare bill
By Tony Romm - 09/16/09 01:45 PM ET


A House Democrat on Wednesday insisted he has the votes to kill the House's healthcare bill unless lawmakers agree to an amendment that would strip all abortion funding from the proposal.

At issue for Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), who is spearheading the movement, is an amendment attached to HR 3200 introduced months ago by Rep. Lois Capps (D-Calif.).

According to Capps, the amendment prohibits federal funding of abortions, with one exception: "The only funds that may be used to pay for other abortion services are from private funds generated by the policyholders' premiums, whether the policyholder is covered by a private plan or the public option," she told The Hill.

But that effort was not enough for Stupak, the co-chairman of the chamber's Pro-Life Caucus. Speaking with Fox News on Wednesday, the Democrat criticized his House colleagues and the Obama administration for not fully committing to a rule banning abortion funding from healthcare reform. He also reiterated his threat from earlier this month to spike the bill unless lawmakers add the Hyde amendment to it -- a rule that would altogether prohibit federal funding of abortion and include no related provision about funding from premiums.

"There are a lot of us who are philosophically, legally and morally opposed ," he said. "So if we're not allowed to offer what we call the Hyde amendment... we're going to try to shut down the rule, then the bill cannot come to the floor for a vote."

"We believe we have to votes, but we're not taking anything for granted," the congressman added.

In the meantime, Stupak said he is awaiting word from the White House about whether he could meet with the president to discuss the matter.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:00 PM
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1. fuck him
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:02 PM
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3. +1
:applause:
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wtbymark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:11 PM
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4. +2
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Hepburn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:30 PM
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9. Fuck him with a wire coathanger....
...what an asshole.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:01 PM
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2. Rec'd..
Another grandstander?
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:17 PM
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5. Some Dems need to be shivved as much as the next Republican in line
:eyes:
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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:17 PM
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6. Someone needs to remind these asswipes that women are ~50% of the voting public...
and the rest are someone's son, father, husband, etc....

Not all abortions are by choice and, as demonstrated, when "we" took on-demand abortion off the table, they countered with "no funding for birth control" (and "free Viagra for every male over the age of seven"). "Abortion" is the dog whistle. Complete control over women is the goal.

Who are these patriarchal cavemen who wish to reduce women to chattel?
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:18 PM
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7. +100. nt
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:19 PM
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8. ...
:mad:

There are no words... :nuke:
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Fading Captain Donating Member (895 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:41 PM
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10. Stupak is part of THE FAMILY
No surprise, really.
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MelissaB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:11 PM
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17. Do you have a link for that?
If you do, I'd really appreciate it.
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MelissaB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:14 PM
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18. All I had to do was google it.
:(
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erinlough Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:16 PM
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19. I'm from Michigan
Here is a link you may have already found. He lives there, but didn't know anything about a group.........yeah right.


http://michiganmessenger.com/23484/stupak-denies-knowle...
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Shallah Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:04 PM
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22. Article & video
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 07:05 PM by Shallah Kali
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:48 PM
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11. Delusions of adequacy, but okay, Rep. Stupak
We strip all abortion funding, even private funding, out of every health care bill. You're on.

But if and only if you agree to strip all funding for Viagra and any other boner-in-a-bottle prescriptions from the health care bill. Deal?

{Crickets}

Didn't think so.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:50 PM
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12. Yay! And you're right, that will NEVER happen. nt
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:19 PM
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21. And you think his Dem colleagues would actually challenge him that way?
How can they continue losing if they do something BRILLIANT?
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ddeclue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:51 PM
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13. Right thing to do - wrong reason.
HR3200 should be shitcanned because it is a giant screw you to working class Americans - it forces them to buy worthless policies from the same crooks who are already ripping us off while denying us a real public option.

we SHOULD be passing HR676 and flushing HR3200.
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:53 PM
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14. I hope there will be plenty of MI voters who would not be
philosophically, legally, and morally opposed to kicking his ass out of office either.
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:53 PM
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15. last time I checked, abortion was still legal in the US
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 05:54 PM by Beaverhausen
WTF???
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:59 PM
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16. The religious nutbag agenda trumps womens' legal rights...
didn't you know?

One thing about this administration, we're sure seeing exactly who is and is not deserving of re-election. Hopefully the voters are paying attention, and ready to fight.
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:17 PM
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20. I get it... the Dems WANT to lose in 2010 and 2012.
Gotcha, stoooooooooopidpak.
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Shallah Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:10 PM
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23. Stupak wants to give gov. land for free to a Christian school - article
Stupak land transfer deal runs afoul of Constitution
Mich. congressman proposes giving Coast Guard land to Christian school for free
http://michiganmessenger.com/24546/experts-stupak-land-...
http://michiganmessenger.com/24792/new-details-emerge-o...

http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h1291/text
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Festivito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:02 AM
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24. I don't think anyone is illegally opposed to abortion.
Perhaps he's opposed to abortion's legality and he's just not too bright.
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