Pro-Life Republicans

Sunday, November 8, 2009 \AM\.\Sun\.

pro-life gopLast night all but one, who voted present, of the House Republicans voted in favor of the Stupak Amendment in spite of knowing that its passage made likely the final passage of ObamaCare.  Here is a statement of the House Republican Leadership issued last night before either the Stupak amendment or ObamaCare was passed:

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH), House Republican Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) and House Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence (R-IN) issued the following statement in support of an amendment offered by Representatives Bart Stupak (D-MI) and Joseph Pitts (R-PA) that would prohibit federal funding of abortions under the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) health care plan: “We believe in the sanctity of life, and the Stupak-Pitts Amendment addresses a moral issue of the utmost concern. It will limit abortion in the United States. Because of this, while we strongly and deeply oppose the underlying bill, we decided to stand with Life and support Stupak-Pitts.

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Harry’s Chamber and the Bill of Secrets

Sunday, November 8, 2009 \AM\.\Sun\.

With apologies to Harry Potter and the X-Files.  From the folks at Patients First.  After ObamaCare passing last night in the House, the pressure is on Reid to see if he can get anything out of the Senate.  In order to do that he will have to gain 60 votes to invoke cloture, which means that, unless he can persuade either of the Maine Republican Senators Olympia Snowe and Sue Collins to cross over, he needs every Democrat and Joe Lieberman to vote for cloture.  That is a very tall order.