Thursday, March 18, 2010

Bart Stupak: A Man of Principle and Faith Takes the Heat So the Unborn Can Live

Here is a story from "The Hill" about the hatred and abuse that is being absorbed by Rep. Bart Stupak of Michigan as he continues to refuse to compromise his principles and vote for the greatest expansion of abortion since Roe v. Wade - the health care reform bill currently before Congress. It is entitled: "Health Fight Has Been 'Living Hell.'"

"Leading a revolt against President Barack Obama’s healthcare legislation over abortion has been a “living hell” for Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.).

The telephone lines in his Washington and district offices have been “jammed” and he’s gotten more than 1,500 faxes and countless e-mails — most of which he says don’t come from his constituents.

The fight has taken a toll on his wife, who has disconnected the phone in their home to avoid harassment.

“All the phones are unplugged at our house — tired of the obscene calls and threats. She won’t watch TV,” Stupak said during an hourlong interview with The Hill in his Rayburn office. “People saying they’re going to spit on you and all this. That’s just not fun.”

Stupak has become a nationally known figure because of his demands for tough language in healthcare legislation to prevent any federal subsidies from being used for abortion services.

He voted for the House healthcare bill in November after leaders met his demands, but has vowed to lead a group of 12 Democrats in voting against the Senate healthcare bill.

Stupak deems language in the Senate bill too weak on restricting federal funds from being used for abortion services.

Stupak said he didn’t anticipate how big the abortion issue would become during the healthcare reform debate, nor did he figure to find himself a household name.

“I’m a little surprised,” Stupak said.

The worst part has been the pressure from groups and individuals from outside his district on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

“How’s it been? Like a living hell,” Stupak said."

Read the rest here.

Bart Stupak is a hero. He deserves support from all those who want to protect babies against the ultimate in child abuse. Pray for him - that his faith will remain strong and that his band of pro-life Democrats will hold together despite all the bribing, threatening and arm-twisting that is currently going on the Obama-Pelosi goons.

This is where the battle rages right now. This is where those who stand for life are separated out from those who talk the talk and can't be found when the heat gets to hot.

1 comment:

Gordon Hackman said...

Thanks for sharing this. I agree he is a hero and a person of moral courage.

The obscene calls and harassment he and his family are receiving are just another example of how all the talk about freedom, choice, and tolerance from the political left is a total sham.