In this March 21, 2010 file photo, Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., announces he will vote to pass the health care reform bill after President Obama agreed to sign an executive order reaffirming the ban on the use of federal funds to provide abortions as the house prepares to vote on health care reform in the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Stupak, targeted for defeat by Tea Party activists for his crucial role in securing House approval of the health care overhaul, said Friday he would retire from Congress this year.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Most likely Rep. Bart Stupak will be remembered as the man who put healthcare reform over the top with votes and it’s passage into Law. Sadly, it is reported that the Michigan representative and pro-life democrat will not run for his seat in the next election. Rep. Stupak’s decision not to seek re-election though understandable will weaken democrats as they try to hold control of the Congress.