As any of you who follow the news are aware, the Health Care bill was able to pass when Rep Stupak, a democrat, led a block to Pro-life Democrats to vote for the bill in exchange for the promise of an executive order keeping the Hyde Amendment in place (which prevents federal funding of abortion). This has incensed much of the pro-life crowd - one congressman even yelled out "Baby-Killer" during Stupak's time on the floor.
I don't understand why the Pro-life crowd is upset with Stupak. . . other than getting the reform itself passed. If you don't like the bill, that's one thing. However, from a Pro-life perspective, he ensured that the Hyde Amendment would continued to be enforced -- and basically sent NOW and much of the left into tizzy fits. It was shrewd -- he was able to use his swing vote (and those with him) to give up very little from his perspective (voting with your party isn't that much of a sacrifice) to keep federal funding out of abortion.
Think about it - this is the biggest government reform of health care since abortion was legalized, and those on the left were prevented from subsidizing abortion. This is actually something that is quite astonishing - it was well played. If anything, he should be commended for seeing that there is not to be funding for abortion in this bill.
Sometimes we don't pause to think - we expect total and utter victory in everything. This isn't bad, as far as abortion policy goes. Now, concerning health care in general. . . um. . . we will see. Perhaps quite painfully, but we will see.