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Sunday Late Night: Stupak, Defined

Rep. Bart Stupak

Rep. Bart Stupak

To commemorate Saturday’s infamous rollback of women’s reproductive health introduced by Congressman Bart Stupak (D-Gilead) and included in the health care reform bill by a floor vote permitted under the Rule developed by Democratic leadership, Duncan Black (Atrios) proposed a new definition for the term Stupak:

Stupak (n) – The sepsis commonly experienced after unsafe back alley abortions

Today, Urban Dictionary has posted this definition:

2. Stupak: A medical condition (subset of sepsis) resulting from unsafe – unnecessarily so – back alley abortions as a result of the “Stupak Amendment” to the 2009 Health Care Reform Bill.

Doctor: Unfortunately, while this would have been covered under private insurance carriers, public plans were barred from including women’s health measures. I’m sorry, you’ll have to see “Dr. Julio” in the alley behind 7-11.

(Three weeks later.)

Doctor: I believe you’ve developed Stupak, a form of sepsis, a severe illness in which the bloodstream is overwhelmed by bacteria.

Head on over to Urban Dictionary to vote for definition #2. Bart Stupak is about to be Santorum’d, and he won’t know what hit him.

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