WASHINGTON -- Rep. Bart Stupak. D-Mich., under fire from pro-lifers for his vote on health care reform, announced Friday that he'll retire instead of seeking a tenth term.
Stupak has been criticized for his crucial role in securing House approval of the health care overhaul.
The Michigan lawmaker became a hero of the pro-life movement during the early months of the health care reform battle by leading a group of pro-life Democrats who insisted on language to keep federal funding of abortion out of the House's health care bill.
However, he did an abrupt about-face and gave up that...