Saturday, March 20, 2010

Abortion Extremists Call for Stupak's Head!

Listen to John Dingell's tough talk at the video. Plus, at The Hill, "Dingell says he'll work to defeat Stupak's abortion efforts."

And more from The Hill, "
Pro-Choice Caucus Livid at talk of Deal with Stupak on Abortion":

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Friday evening met with a visibly angry Pro-Choice Caucus amid rumors from Democratic aides that the Speaker was working on a last-minute deal with Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) to give his abortion language a separate vote.

Leadership aides, including those in the Speaker’s office, would not comment, but a senior Democratic aide directly involved in the abortion debate said Pelosi appeared to have agreed to give Stupak a vote on an “enrollment resolution” offered by Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio), a key Stupak ally.

Kaptur’s resolution contains the same abortion language that Stupak successfully attached at the 11th hour to the House healthcare bill in November. Were the resolution to pass the House, it would instruct the Senate clerk to change the healthcare bill to reflect Stupak’s more restrictive language to prohibit federal dollars from going toward abortion coverage.

Stupak late Friday said that he was still in talks with the Speaker on the possibility of such an enrollment resolution – which he and others have been floating as a possible solution this week.

“There's a proposal out there, and we want to see it in writing and massage it,” Stupak said. “We have nothing yet.”
RELATED: At NYT, "BlogTalk: Progressives, Public Option and Abortion." And check Memeorandum. And from "Hammering" Jane Hamsher, "NY NOW President Marcia Pappas to Women in Congress: Make History and Walk Out."

BONUS: Barbara O'Brien's crazy talk, "Expect Insanity."