Here is Planned Parenthood’s reaction to the Executive Order that has secured Bart Stupak’s vote for healthcare reform:
“While we regret that this proposed Executive Order has given the imprimatur of the president to Senator Nelson’s language, we are grateful that it does not include the Stupak abortion ban.”
I hope Stupak is getting a sinking feeling in his stomach right now. In this late hour, he needs to reconsider.
El Bryan Libre
At the same time NARAL and NOW are pretty upset about it which I think illustrates the difference even among prochoice groups to the executive order.
I think Stupak changed his mind during it and didn’t think it was as he initially thought (that it didn’t provide federal funding for abortion) but had backed himself into a corner and needed a way out so that he didn’t have to admit he was wrong and could save some face and, even more, actually appear strong. Like he stood up to Washington The whole time this was going on I kept wondering to myself what Stupak would do if he changed his opinion on the matter and I think this is what his solution was.