Ok, I am confused. Maybe a few of you could help me out.
Bart Stupak opposes federal money supporting premiums for health insurance plans that cover abortion, right?
But then why did he support the Recovery Act (AKA Stimulus)? After all, the bill pays 65% of the COBRA premiums of workers who have been laid off. There isn't any restriction on whether these plans cover abortion or not, is there?
His support for the Recovery Act is all over his website.
Here's his press release at the time:
To provide the spark our economy needs, the U.S. House of Representatives recently passed, and I supported, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (H.R. 1). This legislation is currently undergoing changes in the U.S. Senate. The package may have different dollar amounts and programs when it comes back to the House for a final vote, but its commitment to putting people back to work, assisting struggling families and sustaining a full economic recovery will remain intact.
Of the $819 billion in the House-passed package, H.R. 1 can be broken down into three sections. The first section creates jobs investing in our infrastructure, roads, bridges and ports. The second section assists American families by extending and increasing unemployment benefits, food stamps and health insurance coverage. The final piece of the bill sustains our economic recovery with tax cuts for 95 percent of all Americans, and increased depreciation and projected loss "carry over" provisions for businesses.
So, can any one explain to me why Stupak would view the Recovery Act differently than Health Care Reform?