Operation Rescue’s Troy Newman: Stupak’s Executive Order Not Worth the Paper It’s Written On

Rep. Bart Stupak caved in on his commitment to oppose the pro-abortion health care bill today by making a special deal with the White House. In exchange for Stupak’s vote and that of the others in his coalition, Obama has agreed to sign an executive order after the health care bill is passed that would supposedly prohibit public funds from paying for abortions, especially in community health clinics that are slated to receive a huge boost in tax funding. However, Obama’s executive order can be rescinded at any time, and will likely expire well before the health care plan will go into effect four years from now – if he even signs the order at all. More importantly, the law as written trumps an executive order making it likely that the order would not hold up in court if challenged by the abortion lobby.