From the Washington Times, March 23:
Bart Stupak: … I’ve done all I could as one member to protect the sanctity of life.
Reporter Kelly Picket: Then how come you didn’t vote for Pence’s amendment to de-fund Planned Parenthood back in 2009
Bart Stupak: I don’t think I ever voted to de-fund Planned Parenthood. PP does not do abortions… in my district. PP has a number of clinics in my district that provide health care for my people….
Therefore, these clinics do quite well in my district, and I’m all for health care and extending it to everybody – access to health care, so that’s just another way. Also on PP, when they do it, there is a segregation of funds that go with it. It’s usually about four hundred million they tried to de-fund on PP.
Maybe this time, I’ll look at it again if Pence brings it up. Maybe I’ll vote differently this time, but you’re right I did vote against it.
The 2 PPs in Stupak’s district are located in Marquette and Petoskey.
Note by the chart above they both refer for abortion as well as enable abortions of the very young by BC and EC.
Bart Stupak is either parsing or unable to connect dots. Just because the 2 PP branches in his district, feeders and part of the United States’ largest abortion provider, do not actually commit the deed, they merely refer mothers to mills that commit the deed, he’s ok with that?
Furthermore, look at PP of MI’s 2010 goals. It expends its earnings and energy battling that which Stupak says he opposes, abortion.