Friday, December 18, 2009

Senator Casey, Filibuster, Health Care and Abortion: Pro-Lifers to Hold Vigil at Senator Casey's Home in P.A.

 Steven Ertlet at LifeNews.Com reports:

Pennsylvania lawmaker Bob Casey is increasingly a man without a country as the self-declared pro-life advocate won't get on board with the rest of the pro-life members of the Senate in opposition to the pro-abortion health care bill that could result in hundreds of thousands of additional abortions.

The abortion divide is so large that it has prompted fellow Democrat Ben Nelson to oppose the bill and join Republicans in filibustering it.

Casey proposed a compromise but it retained the abortion funding, was rejected by Nelson and pro-life groups, and is earning him a pro-abortion tag by some pro-life advocates.

Casey has seen pro-life advocates fill his office in protest, but, on Thursday, the Catholic politician still would not commit to opposing the bill. [Read the entire story here]

What are pro-lifers doing about it?

Beginning this evening, December 18, pro-lifers from P.A. will hold a daily vigil at Senator Casey's home in the Scranton area until the vote for cloture.

The "buzz on the hill" is that Casey will vote for cloture - which is a vote against a filibuster, and a vote to end the debate - which would pave the way for a simple majority vote to pass the bill. He would then vote against the bill, and tell his constituents that he voted against the bill. This is double-talk and deceit.

Diana Roccograndi - from Wilkes-Barre P.A. - states: "Mr. Casey is trying to deceive voters; he knows if he votes for cloture, the bill will pass. If that happens, he will be responsible for causing the death of millions of babies by abortion - payed for with our tax dollars. Such an act from him would be treachery of the highest order against God, the babies, and the voters of Pennsylvania.

"We will not cease our vigil until Mr. Casey votes against cloture, or clarifies his position. We will not be fooled by double-talk and deceit."

Diana Roccograndi is the Team Leader of Insurrecta Nex (Latin for "Revolution against the slaughter of innocent human beings"), which is based in Washington DC, and has affiliates around the nation.

Diana Roccograndi recently led a "Cathedral Tour" to 13 Catholic Cathedrals, calling on Catholic Bishops to withhold communion from Catholic Senators who vote for child-killing in the health care bill. [Via Christian Newswire.]