Bachmann says she’s “like Nostradamus”

by Devin Henry

Minnesota Republicans Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann told an anti-abortion group Wednesday night that the pro-life movement is in its most pressing period of history since Roe v. Wade. Bachmann also said President Obama’s health care reform bill vindicates controversial comments she made during the 2008 campaign.

Rep. Michele Bachmann

Less than a month before the election, Bachmann told MSNBC she thought Barack Obama might hold "anti-American views" and called on the media to investigate members of Congress for the same.

After the recently-passed health care bill, Bachmann said, "now I look like Nostradamus.”

Obama signed an executive order Wednesday banning the use of federal funds for abortions under the bill. It was a move that won Obama the support of a small group of key anti-abortion Democrats who originally opposed the bill.

The main Democrat in that group, Rep. Bart Stupak of Michigan, was set to win the "Defender of Life" award from the Susan B. Anthony List group at Wednesday night’s gala. The group stripped him of that award following his support for the bill.

But the show went on without him, now highlighted by Pawlenty and Bachmann.

“We saw a myth explode this week, the myth of people who said they would stand with the pro-life movement,” Bachmann said, according to Politico. “But for five pro-life Democrats, we would not be here tonight observing the greatest expansion of abortion right since Roe v. Wade.”

“Our values are under attack and under siege,” Pawlenty said. “We’re on the right side of history when it comes to protecting and defending life.”