by Hans Johnson
Regrets, he has a few. This week, former Congressman and pro-life Democrat Bart Stupak called the HHS Mandate “illegal” at a panel discussion in Charlotte. Stupak said he had been assured by President Obama that his Executive Order would disallow federal funding of abortion in the Affordable Care Act.
His swing vote, as well as those from other Democrats he convinced to join him, was crucial in the passage of the bill. Many warned an Executive Order could be easily rescinded. Stupak now says the Order, as well as statutory law, have been violated:
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