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Putting Aside No Hidden Magenta

April 4, 2011

Well, this is sad.  For almost a year and a half I have been interacting with those of you who visit this blog.  Many good things have come of it, but I think it is now time to put it aside.  The pressures of other time commitments and being a pre-tenure faculty member, and contributing for the new Catholic Moral Theology website, means that I can’t really do justice to this blog.

However, please visit catholicmoraltheology.com quite often as I’ll be holding up the magenta flag over there.

Thanks once again for everyone’s interest and support.  I’ve met a lot of great people and made a lot of great connections that I otherwise would not have.  I will continue to cherish those.

Charlie

Report: Stupak Onboard

March 21, 2010

According to MSNBC:

“Many of these Democratic leaders are now ensconced in Speaker Pelosi’s office. They think they have an agreement with Bart Stupak. Remember, he was here at the White House very late last night trying to work out language for an executive order to clarify and affirm the president’s position with regard to abortion language… They think they have the Stupak 8, they think they have the language.ththey are ironing out the language. We expect to hear from Bart Stupak at some point today, either on the floor in the form of a colloquy with other members, a formalized setting in stone of the agreement that they had, but right now we are told that they are looking over the language, making sure everybody reads it the same way, that everybody’s happy… If in fact they get these 8… that would definitely, by all accounts, put them over the top.”

Update:

Done deal.  Stupak is giving his press conference right now.  Here are some of the details according to Politico:

The White House and anti-abortion Democrats have reached an agreement to defusethe controversy over abortion in the health reform bill – planning a series of steps that will secure the support of Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) and other Democrats to give party leaders the votes they need to pass reform, sources tell POLITICO.

Under the agreement, President Barack Obama would sign an executive order ensuring that no federal funding will go to pay for abortion under the health reform plans. In addition, Stupak will get to state his concerns about abortion funding in the bill during a colloquy on the House floor during the debate.