chickenwith the Stupak twelve and push for a vote on the
healthcarebill. The issue with Rep. Stupak and the pro-life group of eleven other representatives is the bill they are asked to vote for is the Senate bill which includes Federal coverage for abortion services. The twelve are having their arms twisted to get them to go along.
Arm twisting is par for the course in Congress, but what is most disturbing is what is being said by the leadership in this case. According to Rep. Stupak as reported in the NRO:
What are Democratic leaders saying? “If you pass the Stupak amendment, more children will be born, and therefore it will cost us millions more. That’s one of the arguments I’ve been hearing,” Stupak says. “Money is their hang-up. Is this how we now value life in America? If money is the issue — come on, we can find room in the budget. This is life we’re talking about.”This idea—kill them so we don't have to care for them—sounds exactly like ideas put forth in the past by the likes of John Holdren (abortion for population control) and Ezekial Emanuel(age indexed distribution of healthcare). I wouldn't be suprised to hear they are the source. In any case, it is obvious the moral tenor of the Democrat leadership is severely lacking. It's to the point where one could conclude the progressive wing of the Democrat party, which includes the entire Obama administration, are unfit to govern.