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November 9, 2009

"Stupak" makes it in to the Urban Dictionary

Does "stupak" mean:
"A medical condition (subset of sepsis) resulting from unsafe - unnecessarily so - back alley abortions as a result of the "Stupak Amendment" to the 2009 Health Care Reform Bill."
Or is it:
adj: imposing religious beliefs of one group on another, especially through legislation or financial pressure.
How about:
To do something ridiculous, silly, moronic, stupid, asinine, idiotic, etc.
You can vote up your favorite definition here.

Personally, I'm torn between the first two defintions, but for this post, I want to remind everyone that here in Western PA we have three very stupak Democrats:

Mike Doyle, Jason Altmire and John Murtha all voted for the Stupak Amendment.


Social Justice NPC Anti-Paladin™ said...

Government not paying for abortions equals banning abortions?

So if I need a hip replacement and Obamacare will not pay for it, I'll get a back alley hip replacement?

Maria said...

If you EVER paid any attention to facts you'd know that this is not about "Government not paying for abortions." We already have that with the Hyde Amendment.

Stupak is really about getting PRIVATE insurance plans to drop abortion coverage -- which 85% cover now.

Insurance companies will want to particpate in the Public Exchange because it gives them a crack at tens of millions of new customers.

However, with Stupak, if you particpate in the exchange -- and unisured folks will be mandated to do so -- you will not be able to purchase a plan that covers abortions EVEN IF YOU PAY FOR THE PLAN ENTIRELY WITH YOUR OWN PERSONAL FUNDS.

So, again, we're not talking about government paid abortions -- that's already illegal -- we're talking about disallowing coverage of abortions from non government funded insurance plans.

Sherry Pasquarello said...

maria, some people want to be misinformed.

makes them feel better about thier positions.

Maria said...


Normally I do not engage HttT, but he's not the only one that I've heard today throwing around that exact same misinformation so it was more of a blanket explanation for anyone reading this.

Dave said...

I noticed that Altmire and Mike Doyle, my sorry excuse for a Congressman, were two of the Dems who voted in favor of the amendment.

Dave said...

One final note: TBogg has come up with a great idea: send a donation to Planned Parenthood in Joe Stupak's name and have them send a Thank You card to Stupak's office.