Right to Life of
Michigan PAC rescinds Stupak endorsement
Bravo. From a press release:
On Wednesday, March 24, the Right to Life of Michigan Political
Action Committee notified U.S. Representative Bart Stupak that his
endorsement was rescinded. In a letter sent to Rep. Stupak, the RLM-PAC
qualified how the endorsement criteria was no longer met.
The letter noted the endorsement had been based on Rep. Stupak's voting
record, previous interview and completion of a questionnaire in which
Rep. Stupak indicated he would oppose any efforts to include federally
funded abortion in national health care plans; support efforts to
specifically exclude federally funded abortion in national health care
plans; and be willing to vote against federal funding of abortion
except where necessary to save the life of the mother.
On March 21, Rep. Stupak failed to meet those requirements by voting
for President Barack Obama's health care bill, H.R. 3590.
In accordance with the Right to Life of Michigan Political Action
Committee bylaws and by the March 23 unanimous vote of the RLM-PAC
Board, the Right to Life of Michigan Political Action Committee
rescinded Rep. Stupak's endorsement, effective immediately.
Another member of the U.S. House from Michigan who calls himself
prolife, yet voted in support of H.R. 3590, is Representative Dale
Kildee. While Rep. Kildee was endorsed by the Right to Life of Michigan
PAC in the past, he did not meet the RLM-PAC criteria in 2008 and was
not endorsed by the RLM-PAC in that election. Representative Kildee
does not meet RLM-PAC's definition of prolife.
Contact: Jill Stanek
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