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Do Sebelius detractors not pay attention?

28 February, 2009
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Abortion foes vow to fight a Sebelius nomination

By JOHN HANNA, AP Political Writer John Hanna, Ap Political Writer – Fri Feb 27, 6:19 pm ET

TOPEKA, Kan. – National anti-abortion groups promise a vigorous fight if President Barack Obama nominates Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as U.S. health and human services secretary.

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A major reason is an event in April 2007 at the governor’s residence with Dr. George Tiller and his Wichita clinic’s staff. Abortion foes eventually obtained photos from the reception and posted them last year on the Internet.

“This is a whole different level,” said Susan Fani, spokeswoman for the Catholic League for Civil and Religious Rights. “That someone who’s so radical on this issue could be chosen is mind-boggling to us.”

Where were these people when the election campaign was on TV 24-7?  Not one of them heard about Obama’s support for the Illinois law to allow babies who survived abortion to die?  It was all that long ago that the story was in the news:

The Obama Debate Every American Should See
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
By Terence P. Jeffrey
Some background: Eight years ago, nurse Jill Stanek went public about the “induced-labor abortions” performed at the Illinois hospital where she worked. Often done on Down syndrome babies, the procedure involved medicating the mother to cause premature labor.

Babies who survived this, Stanek testified in the U.S. Congress, were brought to a soiled linen room and left alone to die without care or comforting.

What I find “mind-boggling” is that these people thinks Obama was not going to pick someone with a “radical” approach to abortion.

Here’s another heads up for these folks: AP Source: Obama to rescind Bush abortion rule – Feb 27, 2009

And just in case you don’t believe what you read, take a look at the video in my vodpod collection (on the right→) and listen to Stanek tell her story.

The choice to have an abortion is a personal and private one; women do not need a stranger to tell them what to do.  If you believe abortion is evil, don’t have one – you have a right to have as many babies as you want to (or must, because of your church or your personal beliefs).  Just don’t push those beliefs on others.

How, when, and if I have children is not up to you.  Nor is how I raise them.  Nor whether I take them to church.  Or what school they go to.  You do not belong in my head, my family, or my life unless I invite you in.

If you have so much time and so much energy and want to do what is right:  then go out to orphanages and hospitals and volunteer to help children live a good life.  Mentor a teenager; bring a special-needs child into your home.  Do the good works your religion or principles tell you to do.

This country does not need more government peeking into people’s personal life. It does need people who care about children who are hungry, unwanted, without guidance or love, and who might in danger and need a good Samaritan in their lives.


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