It’s Not Easy Being Stupak

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Oh, how quickly they turn. A short while ago, Bart Stupak was in the midst of delivering an impassioned argument against the Republican motion to recommit the health reform bill when a Republican across the aisle hollered “Babykiller!” at him. That has to be a first for Stupak. But it may not be the last, as his last-minute decision to back health reform despite not getting his way on language in the bill has angered his once-allies more than if he’d made the switch months ago.

To wit: the Susan B. Anthony List, which works to elect pro-life women, had planned on honoring Stupak at its Campaign for Life Gala this Wednesday, announced a few hours ago that it was stripping Stupak of its “Defender of Life” award. “By accepting this deal from the most pro-abortion President in American history, Stupak has not only failed to stand strong for unborn children, but also for his constituents and pro-life voters across the country,” said president Marjorie Dannenfelser.