Stupak on health reform

Rep. Bart Stupak has an interesting little piece in Newsweek entitled “Health Care Hell”.

Stupak was beat up by all sides during the health care debate. It sounds like he wanted to vote for reform but couldn’t work out a compromise with pro-life groups.

Here’s the telling paragraph:

That call changed my relationship with the pro-life movement. In the 18 years I’ve been in Congress, pro-life Democrats like me have delivered, working out compromises that protect human life. Now we had the most important piece of legislation for our movement yet—with pregnancy prevention, prenatal and postnatal care, and care for kids—and we couldn’t get support.

The article is a bit self-aggrandizing, but the man definitely feels run down.

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  2. Wellescent Health Forums

    May 17, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    It is very unfortunate when dogmatic thinking impedes the ability to do right by the population. There is something seriously wrong with self-proclaimed humanitarian groups promoting the failure of a piece of progressive legislation in order to advance one aspect of an overall belief system as was the case for some pro-life/anti-choice groups. Unfortunately for Stupak, he didn’t seem to distance himself early enough and as a result came across as extremist himself.