How pro-life Democrats can feel assured by the White House that their views will be considered by executive order is beyond me. "The executive order is essentially a reiteration of the Senate abortion language coupled with promises of enforcement by a pro-choice administration," according to W. James Antle, III at The American Spectator. Someone should have reminded the Stupak caucus of another promise Obama made: the one he made to Senator McCain about taking public funding when running for president.
Now that the White House and Nancy Pelosi have gotten what they want, there is no reason for them to come back and amend the bill to include Stupak's non-funding language, whether it be through reconcilliation in the Senate or by executive order. Stupak sold his soul and the president and the speaker are not going to be in any great hurry to give it back to him.
There really is no such thing as a pro-life Democrat anymore.
More on this subject:
Stupak and Lessons Learned: Democrats Lie. Chronically
This Will Not Stand: Newt On the Passage of Obamacare
Gov Palin Breaks Down ObamaCare on O’Reilly
Jim Demint: ‘It must be repealed’
Stupak Stripped of "Defender of Life" award
UPDATE: Palin Slams Stupak