âTransparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this administration" -Barack Hussein Obama Now we have this. http://cnsnews.com/news/article/58921 Rep. Stupak: White House Pressuring Me to Keep Quiet on Abortion Language in Senate Health Bill CNSNews.com) - Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) said the White House and the Democratic leadership in the House of Representatives have been pressuring him not to speak out on the "compromise" abortion language in the Senate version of the health care bill. âThey think I shouldnât be expressing my views on this bill until they get a chance to try to sell me the language,â Stupak told CNSNews.com in an interview on Tuesday. âWell, I donât need anyone to sell me the language. I can read it. Iâve seen it. Iâve worked with it. I know what it says. I donât need to have a conference with the White House. I have the legislation in front of me here.â The Michigan Democrat succeeded last month in getting 64 House Democrats to join him in attaching his pro-life amendment to the House version of the health-care bill. The âStupak amendment,â as the provision is known, would prohibit the federal government from allocating taxpayer money to pay for any part of any health insurance plan that covers abortion except in cases of rape, incest, or when the life of the mother is in danger.