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President Obama is being accused of an Obamacare double cross by a Democrat, former Rep. Bart Stupak, whose crucial vote for the president’s signature law was obtained after presidential promises that the public would be protected from demands for abortion funding.

Stupak posted a commentary in USA Today this week to announce he’s filed a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the Green and Hahn families, who own the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood companies.

The companies are suing to not be forced by Obamacare to fund abortifacients for employees.

Stupak had opposed Obamacare because of its requirement that the public pay for abortions. Obama reached an agreement with Stupak, because the massive federal bill had absolutely no support from Republicans in Congress.

Obama agreed to an executive order that would exempt anyone from funding abortions.

The bill signed into law by the president, nevertheless, requires employer health insurance plans to fund abortifacients and abortion.

Now, Stupak says he likes Obamacare overall but thinks the abortion requirement is wrong.

He wrote in USA Today that he was proud to vote for Obamacare, because it was to provide 32 million Americans with access to health care.

But today, “as a private citizen, I’m proud to stand with the Green and Hahn families and their corporations, Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood, in seeking to uphold our most cherished beliefs that we, as American citizens, should not be required to relinquish our conscience and moral convictions in order to implement the Affordable Care Act.”

He said his position that Obamacare helps reform the nation’s health care markets and provides a safety net hasn’t changed.

But he said his objection is to the Obamacare mandate that forces businesses and their owners to cover “methods of contraception that may cause the abortion of new embryos: new human beings.”

“During the battle over the ACA’s passage, pro-life Democratic members of Congress negotiated with the president to ensure that the act would not be employed to promote abortion. During the final debate on the Affordable Care Act, I engaged in a colloquy with Chairman Henry Waxman reaffirming that Americans would not be required to pay for abortions or violate their conscience by participating in or promoting a procedure they find morally objectionable. In response, we received an ironclad commitment that our conscience would remain free and our principles would be honored. With our negotiations completed and our legislative intent established by the colloquy, we agreed to an executive order directing federal agencies to respect America’s longstanding prohibitions on government funding of abortion and most relevant here, to respect longstanding protections for individuals and organizations conscientiously opposed to participating in or facilitating abortions,” he wrote.

He explained he wants the Supreme Court to rule that the companies and their Christian owners are not required to provide contraceptives that “could terminate human life at its earliest stages.”

Stupak said his stance is supported widely across America, which has a “strong and broad tradition of protecting those who object to participating in taking human life.”

Such provisions, he said, date to Gen. George Washington, who exempted Quakers from bearing arms.

Stupak said the executive order Obama signed “ordered federal agencies to comply with all these protections,” but it doesn’t explain how the mandate came to be included.

He urged the Supreme Court to “recognize and uphold” a balance between “improving health care options,” and “respecting … a moral conscience that no one can violate, not even the federal government.”

Commentator Ed Morrissey at Hot Air pointed out that Stupak was “the one man who might have stopped Obamacare at the final hour.”

He expresses little sympathy for Stupak’s claim now that “he got shafted.”

“Stupak had held out for statutory prohibitions on abortion funding through Obamcare but settled instead for an ambiguous executive order … now he’s unhappy because his fellow Democrats promised him they’d respect conscience objections.”

Morrissey said he’s sorry to see Stupak “shocked, shocked about being betrayed, but that’s the way most of us felt about Rep. Stupak when he caved on his principles in the first place.”


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Let's put up stupid's column too....

 

 

Contraception mandate doublecross: Column
Bart Stupak, March 11, 2014
In congressional debate we agreed to conscience protections.

 

As a member of Congress, I was proud to vote for the Affordable Care Act, providing 32 million Americans with access to quality, affordable health care. I was eager to see many of the reforms in the act, including its provision to lower health care costs for women by increasing access to affordable preventive care. Today, as a private citizen, I'm proud to stand with the Green and Hahn families and their corporations, Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood, in seeking to uphold our most cherished beliefs that we, as American citizens, should not be required to relinquish our conscience and moral convictions in order to implement the Affordable Care Act.

 

No, I haven't changed my position. I continue to believe the Affordable Care Act is critical to reforming our health care markets and providing a critical safety net for millions, such as those who qualify for the Medicaid expansion, or for the seriously ill who will no longer see their benefits capped by annual limits. The objection to the Department of Health and Human Services mandate is that the preventive care provisions force businesses and their owners to extend health insurance coverage to methods of contraception that may cause the abortion of new embryos: new human beings. It is possible to support the president's signature legislation and still object to the way the preventive care provisions have been applied by the Department of Health and Human Services.

 

I had hoped that more of my Democratic colleagues would object to the way the contraception mandate has been applied. During the battle over the ACA's passage, pro-life Democratic members of Congress negotiated with the president to ensure that the Act would not be employed to promote abortion. During the final debate on the Affordable Care Act, I engaged in a colloquy with Chairman Henry Waxman reaffirming that Americans would not be required to pay for abortions or violate their conscience by participating in or promoting a procedure they find morally objectionable. In response, we received an ironclad commitment that our conscience would remain free and our principles would be honored. With our negotiations completed and our legislative intent established by the colloquy, we agreed to an executive order directing federal agencies to respect America's longstanding prohibitions on government funding of abortion and most relevant here, to respect longstanding protections for individuals and organizations conscientiously opposed to participating in or facilitating abortions.

 

I was deeply concerned and objected to the HHS mandate that required all health plans to cover all FDA-approved contraceptives, including four drugs and devices that could terminate human life at its earliest stages by preventing an embryo's implantation in the womb. The FDA's own labeling statements, as well as other studies, indicate that drugs such as the 5-day-after pill (Ella), as well as intrauterine devices (IUDs), may operate this way. The Greens and the Hahns cannot, in good conscience, risk subsidizing actions that may take human life. As they have for years, Hobby Lobby and Conestoga's owners will comply with the Affordable Care Act's requirements that they provide quality health insurance for their employees, including a broad spectrum of preventive services for women. They ask only that they not be required to provide four out of the 20 FDA-approved contraceptives that can destroy life in its earliest stages. Their legal position relies on the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act, but it's supported by our nation's especially strong and broad tradition of protecting those who object to participating in taking human life. These conscious clause protections date back to our nation's founding, when Quakers were exempted by General George Washington from bearing arms in the Revolutionary War. Today, we exempt pacifists from military service, anti-death penalty doctors from being required to assist in executions — including indirect assistance such as certifying a prisoner's mental competence before execution -- and pro-life nurses from being required to assist with abortions.

 

The conscience clause that the Green and Hahn families rely upon is consistent with scores of federal and state laws dating back more than 40 years. States which allowed abortion before Roe v Wadeincluded provisions permitting doctors or hospitals to opt out; now 47 of our 50 states have such provisions. Shortly after Roe, Congress passed the Church Amendment, which protects federally funded entities and their employees from having to perform or provide facilities for abortions, if doing so violates their conscience. Congress also annually passes the Hyde-Weldon Amendment, which prohibits discrimination against health care professionals who refuse to perform or assist with abortions. The Affordable Care Act itself includes several such provisions. The executive order that President Obama signed, acknowledged, reaffirmed and ordered federal agencies to comply with all these protections.

 

These laws are evidence of a strong American tradition of protecting those who conscientiously object to playing any role in taking a human life at any stage of development.

 

We must honor the abortion conscience principle which the Green and Hahn families are fighting to uphold as well as like-minded Americans who wish to continue to provide health care coverage and preventive care for their employees. The Affordable Care Act struck an important balance between improving health care options and respecting conscience, a moral conscience that no one can violate, not even the federal government through an HHS mandate. I urge the Supreme Court to recognize and uphold this balance.

 

Former Congressman Bart Stupak and Democrats for Life of America have filed a brief supporting Hobby Lobby and Conestoga in the US Supreme Court cases.

 

In addition to its own editorials, USA TODAY publishes diverse opinions from outside writers, including our Board of Contributors. To read more columns like this, go to the opinion front page or follow us on twitter @USATopinion or Facebook.

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SEN. HARRY REID (D-Nev.): “In fact, one of our core principles is that if you like the health care you have, you can keep it.” (Sen. Reid, Congressional Record, S.8642, 8/3/09)

 

SEN. RICHARD DURBIN: “We believe — and we stand by this — if you like your current health insurance plan, you will be able to keep it, plain and simple, straightforward.” (Sen. Durbin, Congressional Record, S.6401, 6/10/09)

 

SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): “If you like your insurance, you keep it.” (U.S. Senate, Finance Committee, Bill Mark-Up, 9/29/09)

 

SEN. PATTY MURRAY (D-Wash.): “Again, if you like what you have, you will be able to keep it. Let me say this again: If you like what you have, when our legislation is passed and signed by the President, you will be able to keep it.” (Sen. Murray, Congressional Record, S.6400, 6/10/09)

 

SEN. MAX BAUCUS (D-Mont.): “That is why one of the central promises of health care reform has been and is: If you like what you have, you can keep it. That is critically important. If a person has a plan, and he or she likes it, he or she can keep it.” (Sen. Baucus, Congressional Record, S.7676, 9/29/10)

 

SEN. TOM HARKIN (D-Iowa): “One of the things we put in the health care bill when we designed it was the protection for consumers to keep the plan they have if they like it; thus, the term ‘grandfathered plans.’ If you have a plan you like — existing policies — you can keep them. … we said, if you like a plan, you get to keep it, and you can grandfather it in.” (Sen. Harkin, Congressional Record, S.7675-6, 9/29/10)

 

THEN-REP. TAMMY BALDWIN (D-Wis.): “Under the bill, if you like the insurance you have now, you may keep it and it will improve.” (Rep. Baldwin, Press Release, 3/18/10)

 

SEN. MARK BEGICH (D-Alaska): “If you got a doctor now, you got a medical professional you want, you get to keep that. If you have an insurance program or a health care policy you want of ideas, make sure you keep it. That you can keep who you want.” (Sen. Begich, Townhall Event, 7/27/09)

 

SEN. MICHAEL BENNET (D-Colo.): “We should begin with a basic principle: if you have coverage and you like it, you can keep it. If you have your doctor, and you like him or her, you should be able to keep them as well. We will not take that choice away from you.” (Sen. Bennet, Press Release, 6/11/09)

 

SEN. BARBARA BOXER (D-Calif.): “So we want people to be able to keep the health care they have. And the answer to that is choice of plans. And in the exchange, we're going to have lots of different plans, and people will be able to keep the health care coverage they need and they want.” (Sen. Boxer, Press Release, 2/8/11)

 

SEN. SHERROD BROWN (D-Ohio): “Our bill says if you have health insurance and you like it, you can keep it…”(Sen. Brown, Congressional Record, S.12612, 12/7/09)

 

SEN. BEN CARDIN (D-Md.): “For the people of Maryland, this bill will provide a rational way in which they can maintain their existing coverage…” (Sen. Cardin, Congressional Record, S.13798, 12/23/09)

 

SEN. BOB CASEY (D-Pa.): “I also believe this legislation and the bill we are going to send to President Obama this fall will also have secure choices. If you like what you have, you like the plan you have, you can keep it. It is not going to change.” (Sen. Casey, Congressional Record, S.8070, 7/24/09)

 

SEN. KAY HAGAN (D-N.C.): ‘People who have insurance they're happy with can keep it’ “We need to support the private insurance industry so that people who have insurance they're happy with can keep it while also providing a backstop option for people without access to affordable coverage.” (“Republicans Vent As Other Compromise Plans Get Aired,” National Journal’s Congress Daily, 6/18/09)

 

SEN. MARY LANDRIEU (D-La.): “If you like the insurance that you have, you'll be able to keep it.” (MSNBC’s Hardball, 12/16/09)

 

SEN. PAT LEAHY (D-Vt.): “f you like the insurance you now have, keep the insurance you have.” (CNN’s “Newsroom,” 10/22/09)

 

SEN. BOB MENENDEZ (D-N.J.): “If you like what you have, you get to keep it” “Menendez is a member of the Senate Finance Committee, which is expected to release a bill later this week. He stressed that consumers who are satisfied with their plans won't have to change. ‘If you like what you have, you get to keep it,’ he said.” (“Health Care Plan Would Help N.J., Menendez Says,” The Record, 6/19/09)

 

SEN. JEFF MERKLEY (D-Oreg.): “[E]nsuring that those who like their insurance get to keep it” “The HELP Committee bill sets forward a historic plan that will, for the first time in American history, give every American access to affordable health coverage, reduce costs, and increase choice, while ensuring that those who like their insurance get to keep it.” (Sen. Merkley, Press Release, 7/15/09)

 

SEN. BARBARA MIKULSKI (D-Md.): “It means that if you like the insurance you have now, you can keep it.” (Sen. Mikulski, Press Release, 12/24/09)

 

SEN. JAY ROCKEFELLER (D-W.Va.): “I want people to know, the President's promise that if you like the coverage you have today you can keep it is a pledge we intend to keep.” (U.S. Senate, Finance Committee, Hearing, 9/23/09)

 

SEN. JACK REED (D-R.I.): “If you like the insurance you have, you can choose to keep it.” (Sen. Reed, Town Hall Event, 6/25/09)

 

SEN. BERNIE SANDERS (I-Vt.): “‘If you have coverage you like, you can keep it,’ says Sen. Sanders.” (“Sick And Wrong,” Rolling Stone, 4/5/10)

 

SEN. JEANNE SHAHEEN (D-N.H.): ‘if you have health coverage that you like, you get to keep it’ “My understanding … is that … if you have health coverage that you like you can keep it. As I said, you may have missed my remarks at the beginning of the call, but one of the things I that I said as a requirement that I have for supporting a bill is that if you have health coverage that you like you should be able to keep that. …under every scenario that I’ve seen, if you have health coverage that you like, you get to keep it.” (Sen. Shaheen, “Health Care Questions From Across New Hampshire,” Accessed 11/13/13)

 

SEN. DEBBIE STABENOW (D-Mich.): “As someone who has a large number of large employers in my state, one of the things I appreciate about the chairman's mark is — is the grandfathering provisions, the fact that the people in my state, 60 percent of whom have insurance, are going to be able to keep it. And Mr. Chairman, I appreciate that. That's a strong commitment. It's clear in the bill … I appreciate the strong commitment on your part and the president to make sure that if you have your insurance you can keep it. That's the bottom line for me.” (U.S. Senate, Finance Committee, Bill Mark-Up, 9/24/09)

 

SEN. JON TESTER (D-Mont.): “‘If you like your coverage, you'll be able to keep it,’ Tester said, adding that if Medicare changes, it will only become stronger”. (“Tester In Baker To Discuss Health Care,” The Fallon County Times, 11/20/09)

 

SEN. TOM UDALL (D-N.Mex.): “Some worried reform would alter their current coverage. It won't. If you like your current plan, you can keep it.” (“What I Learned: About Health Care Reform This Summer, By Your Lawmakers In Congress,” Albuquerque Journal, 9/8/09)

 

SEN. SHELDON WHITEHOUSE (D-R.I.): “…it honors President Obama’s programs and the promise of all of the Presidential candidates that if you like the plan you have, you get to keep it. You are not forced out of anything.”(Sen. Whitehouse, Congressional Record, S.8668, 8/3/09)

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Cry me a river. Former Congressman Bart Stupak is stupid. Stupid Stupak. He had a colloquy with Chairman Henry Waxman. Waxman is a longtime socialist and liar. Stupid Stupak is a little late in the game. He didn't read the bill and he sought the advice of Waxman. hahahaaaa. He is proud he voted for the bill. Another dem liar.

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obama has lied to the world

YOu should have that brain damage of yours looked at before it infects those around you...

 

Obama doesnt lie, republicans lie, health insurance companies lie and cheat and steal...get your facts straight, idiot

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YOu should have that brain damage of yours looked at before it infects those around you...

 

Obama doesnt lie, republicans lie, health insurance companies lie and cheat and steal...get your facts straight, idiot

Hahahahahhahhaha!! Ive never met anyone who is so brainwashed by Obamania than you. Are you the lead sheep. I bet you have a flag of Obama in your room that you masterbate to every night. Tool!

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Hahahahahhahhaha!! Ive never met anyone who is so brainwashed by Obamania than you. Are you the lead sheep. I bet you have a flag of Obama in your room that you masterbate to every night. Tool!

goes to show you just how ignorant and full of hate you are

 

I have real issues with Obama, but you see being a liberal, that makes sense, since Obama is a center right politician

 

you hate him so much because of his color you dont even see that he isnt remotely close to being a liberal

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YOu should have that brain damage of yours looked at before it infects those around you... Obama doesnt lie, republicans lie, health insurance companies lie and cheat and steal...get your facts straight, idiot

YOu should have that brain damage of yours looked at before it infects those around you... Obama doesnt lie, republicans lie, health insurance companies lie and cheat and steal...get your facts straight, idiot

YOu should have that brain damage of yours looked at before it infects those around you... Obama doesnt lie, republicans lie, health insurance companies lie and cheat and steal...get your facts straight, idiot

Soooo reminiscent of chickie...if she was playing left field.
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