Rep. John Stupak, a Democratic pro-lifer, is telling National Review Online that Democratic leadership in the House has sank to new lows when it comes to abortion and health care.
What are Democratic leaders saying? “If you pass the Stupak amendment, more children will be born, and therefore it will cost us millions more. That’s one of the arguments I’ve been hearing,” Stupak says. “Money is their hang-up. Is this how we now value life in America? If money is the issue — come on, we can find room in the budget. This is life we’re talking about.”
So if money for abortion is included in the health care bill, that means fewer people will eventually need health care, thus lowering costs later.
If this is an accurate reflection of what House Dems are telling Stupak, then it’s the most chillingly cynical takes on this issue I’ve yet heard. “Kill them and then we’ll save money down the road.” This reveals that what this is about for Democrats is not helping people, but taking power.