It's as though Nation readers believe that Stupak--a spoiled, run-of-the-mill, healthcare-flaunting member of Congress--is suddenly, in Christian-like fashion, going to sign on to contribute to their cause without his first being assured of getting in return more than he gives.
Stupak can't argue about abortion until he's overcome what is for him a greater problem: every last woman's right to privacy. As things stand, the man is a lunatic, aiming to pass legislation against what the rest of us know are only thought-crimes--Stupak's thought crimes.
You want to know how mentally healthy, how pious, how devout Stupak really is? You want to know how certain Stupak is that women have no right to privacy? Ask him how many abortion-undergoing women he's publicly named as murderers.