Breaking: Nelson, Casey still on board with Stupak amendment

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for breaking.jpgContrary to a CNN story yesterday, pro-life Dem. Sen. Ben Nelson's position on the Stupak-Pitts pro-life amendment "has not changed," wrote Democrats for Life president Kristen Day in an email to me this morning.

In fact, "both he and Senator [Bob] Casey are committed to removing abortion funding," added Day.

Subsequent to reading the CNN report that Nelson was back pedaling on his stand to keep public funding for abortion out of any socialized healthcare bill, Day contacted both senators' offices, having personally been in close contact with them for months on this.

Day told me in a follow-up call staff did not know how the rumor got started, whether by malfeasance or sloppy journalism, but it's simply not true.


I bet he started hearing from people and then had a change of heart.

Posted by: maria at November 18, 2009 8:21 AM

Hate to sound cynical, but I'll believe it when I see it.

Posted by: carder at November 18, 2009 9:33 AM

Hopefully our junior senator is finally doing something right . . .

Posted by: Phillymiss at November 18, 2009 11:57 AM

What Carder said

Posted by: LizFromNebraska at November 18, 2009 12:46 PM

Ben Nelson is an unprincipled sell-out whose positions change depending on whoever is filling his pockets. He should be in prison, with Lieberman. Birds of a feather in a cage together.

Posted by: Bystander at November 18, 2009 8:32 PM

When you got nothin, attack someone's character.

Posted by: carla Author Profile Page at November 19, 2009 6:01 AM

Yes, Carla. Nelson is an honest and upstanding guy. Once he is bought, he stays bought.

Posted by: Bystander at November 19, 2009 8:19 AM

Well, which is it?? If you've got nothin...

Any links you can give me about who, what, where, when and how in regards to Nelson would be much appreciated. Unless, of course that is all your opinion.....then never mind.

Posted by: Carla at November 19, 2009 8:42 AM

bystander, you were saying something about unprincipled sell-outs?

Posted by: Fed Up at November 19, 2009 9:22 PM