Another reason to hope for a Republican victory in November.
When he finally voted for President Obama’s health-care bill, “pro-life” Rep. Bart Stupak (D., Minn.) disappointed a lot of people. Many folks believed that he really did want to make sure that the federal government wouldn’t compel taxpayer funding of abortion, and a number of pro-life groups even made plans to honor Stupak for his efforts. Those plans, of course, had to be canceled.
If one of those groups has a spare defender-of-life award lying around, they ought to give it to the man who could be the next speaker of the House of Representatives, House minority leader Rep. John Boehner (R., Ohio).
Kathryn Jean Lopez spent a fair amount of time among conservatives and pro-life activists, and, in their company, Boehner’s name rarely comes up. For some, a distrust of those in power keeps them from embracing him. For others it’s his style, his look and feel. But the fact of the matter is that Boehner managed to hold his caucus together on the health-care bill and on other votes, he’s kept the pro-choice crowd and its ruling-Left cronies in check (as much as a minority leader can), and he’s got a solid record of doing lots of things that are popular these days; for example, he’s never taken an earmark in his life.