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Stupak’s Reward

By on 3.10.10 | 9:51AM

As reward for stymieing Obama's health-care monstrosity, Michigan's Bart Stupak has picked up a primary challenger from the Left. The Free Press Washington reports:

Connie Saltonstall of Charlevoix said today she plans to run against Stupak for the Democratic nomination of Michigan’s First Congressional District, citing Stupak’s efforts to stop health care reform if it doesn’t ban use of government money for abortions. Stupak, a former state trooper from Menominee, has held the seat since 1993.

This year and last, Stupak has made a name for himself as a thorn in the side of some congressional Democrats pushing legislation for health care reform. While largely supportive of those efforts, he successfully attached an amendment last fall to ban use of federal funds to help pay for abortions.

“I believe that he has a right to his personal, religious views, but to deprive his constituents of needed health care reform because of those views is reprehensible,” Saltonstall said in a statement.

I see. Pro-life religious convictions are bad; invoking religion to advocate a government takeover of health care is good. Zikes!

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