Former U.S. Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Menominee), the purportedly pro-life Congressman
who in 2010 cast the critical vote in the passage of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), has told
Religious News Service that he isn’t happy with the leftward drift of his party.
RNS reporter Charles Comosy writes on Aug. 16 that Stupak told him:
“Recently, Democratic Party National Chairman Tom Perez espoused a pro-choice litmus test for all Democratic candidates. Most elected Democratic leaders disavowed Perez’s comments. In an editorial, I have asked Chairman Perez, “What happened to the all-inclusive Democratic Party that I used to know?” The party that welcomed diversity and differences of opinion, aided and encouraged the weakest in society and protected those who could not protect themselves — including the unborn. What happened to that principle of the Democratic Party?
“I have not received an answer from the chairman. For pro-life Democrats, Perez’s comments exposed just how far the Democratic Party has fallen. The Democratic Party is no longer the ‘big-tent party.’
“I fear the Democratic Party has become the “pro-abortion rights” party. If Democrats establish a litmus test on this single issue, surely they will turn away voters in key states and districts in 2018 and become a permanent minority party without an effective voice on economic and social policies. If a litmus test is followed, pro-life Democrats will not be affiliated with the Democratic Party.”
For the full Comosy article on Stupak, go to the following link: