One day after his primary opponent and the Ohio and national blogsphere erupted in outrage over the Stupak amendment to last Saturday’s House health care bill, Lee Fisher finally issued a statement:

“The Stupak Amendment goes far beyond existing law in restricting a woman’s right to choose. I strongly urge the Senate to strip this discriminatory language before a final health care bill reaches the President’s desk. This narrowing of women’s reproductive rights has no place in legislation that is intended to expand health care access, not limit it. This unnecessarily jeopardizes the passage of affordable health care for every American.”

Leaders lead, Lee. How are you going to know how to vote on issues if you’re elected to the Senate without Jennifer Brunner there to tell you what the right thing to do is?