Hattip to Ed Morrissey at Hot Air. Bart Stupak, former Democrat Congressman who was played like a fiddle by Obama to pass ObamaCare, go here for the details, realizes that he was a chump in regard to the contraception mandate:
Today, as a private citizen, I’m proud to stand with the Green and Hahn families and their corporations, Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood, in seeking to uphold our most cherished beliefs that we, as American citizens, should not be required to relinquish our conscience and moral convictions in order to implement the Affordable Care Act. …
[W]e received an ironclad commitment that our conscience would remain free and our principles would be honored. With our negotiations completed and our legislative intent established by the colloquy, we agreed to an executive order directing federal agencies to respect America’s longstanding prohibitions on government funding of abortion and most relevant here, to respect longstanding protections for individuals and organizations conscientiously opposed to participating in or facilitating abortions.
I was deeply concerned and objected to the HHS mandate that required all health plans to cover all FDA-approved contraceptives, including four drugs and devices that could terminate human life at its earliest stages by preventing an embryo’s implantation in the womb. The FDA’s own labeling statements, as well as other studies, indicate that drugs such as the 5-day-after pill (Ella), as well as intrauterine devices (IUDs), may operate this way. The Greens and the Hahns cannot, in good conscience, risk subsidizing actions that may take human life.
I have two reactions to Mr. Stupak belatedly realizing that he was played:
First, the Obama administration is filled with gangsters who are complete strangers to honor and have no compunction about lying to reach their ends.
Second, the eternal observation of Captain Renault to revelation of the bloody obvious: