Monday, December 14, 2009

Pope Benedict's Treatment of the Sick and Elderly Vs. Obamacare and The Non-Treatment of the Sick & Elderly

"If Obamacare becomes law, expect Medicare – which represents 15 percent of the federal budget, consumes 11 percent of federal taxes, and has a future unfunded liability of at least $60 trillion (yes, trillion) – to be cut immediately."

~ From Obamacare: Will Seniors Have a Duty to Die? by George J. Marlin, the author of The American Catholic Voter: Two Hundred Years of Political Impact.

"If Obamacare is passed, the same insidious protocols — "Advance Care Planning" — will be set into place to cut the cost of his massive government healthcare program. Our senior citizens will receive mandated appointments for counseling that will determine if they receive minimal medical treatment or are told to go home and die. They will be offered assistance and instructions on how to take their own lives."

~ Judie Brown, President of American Life League

"For those of you who are  over 65, this bill (health care reform) in its present form might be lethal for you."

~ Zane F. Pollard M.D. in Obamacare and Me

Reminder: Join the National Webcast to Stop Taxpayer Funded Abortion

Sunday evening, the U.S. Senate passed into law an omnibus spending bill that uses taxpayer dollars to fund abortions in the District of Columbia.  Since the Nelson Amendment that prevented taxpayer funding of abortions has been killed, the Senate Health Care Reform Bill is looking to do this on an even more massive scale nationwide.
Despite the fact that the American people do NOT want our government to pay for abortions with their money, the Senate has caved in to pressure from Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry lobbyists.
The Senate health care reform bill -- which is on the verge of being passed into law -- would result in a MASSIVE government-funded bailout of the abortion industry and the largest expansion of abortion since Roe v. Wade!
To respond swiftly to this crisis, the 70+ pro-life and pro-family organizations that make up the Stop the Abortion Mandate Coalition are joining together next TUESDAY NIGHT, December 15th on a huge nationwide webcast -- and your attendance is crucial:
Here are the details:
-- WHAT: Stop the Abortion Mandate Urgent Webcast
-- DATE: Tuesday, December 15th
-- Time: 9 PM Eastern, 8 PM Central, 7 PM Mountain, 6 PM Pacific
Register now at:
During the live webcast, you'll hear the latest breaking news from a panel of nationally respected leaders gathered together in Washington, D.C.
Expert presenters include:
-- TONY PERKINS, Family Research Council
-- KRISTAN HAWKINS, Students for Life of America
-- CHARMAINE YOEST, Americans United for Life
-- DOUGLAS JOHNSON, National Right to Life Committee
-- KRISTEN DAY, Democrats for Life
-- WENDY WRIGHT, Concerned Women for America
-- DAVID BEREIT, 40 Days for Life
During the live event event, you will discover:
-- The LATEST UPDATES straight from our nation's capital
-- The shocking implications of the bill that the abortion industry is trying to ram through the United States Senate RIGHT NOW ...
-- Why respected leaders, national organizations, and pro-life people everywhere are joining together in record numbers to BLOCK this attempted power grab ...
-- How YOU can make a difference at this crucial moment ...
-- ... And much more!
Register for the important webcast now:
We look forward to talking with you Tuesday night!
P.S.- Even if you can't participate in the live webcast, go ahead and register because the entire event will be recorded.  Our system will automatically allocate your spot to someone else, and as soon as your recording is ready (probably shortly after the end of the webcast) you will be notified by email.

Vote Now for Catholics Against ObamaCare!

Catholics Against Obamacare has been nominated for this year's Pro-Life Instigator Award for Activism. From Dec. 14-20 a popular vote will be held to select the winner in each of these categories. All nominees are also automatically eligible for Best Overall Pro-Life Blog (as determined by maximum number of votes). The process for voting has changed quite a bit this year to a popular vote.

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Rep. Michele Bachmann: "We're going to kill socialism"

From the Minnesota Independent:

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann urged her supporters to fight health care reform by calling Congress “every day, when you wake up in the morning and comb your hair and take your vitamins.”

Democrats are purposely pushing health care legislation at holiday time, Bachmann charged during a nationwide conference call Thursday. “It’s intentional that they’re doing this at Christmas time and Hannukah.”

“We’re going to kill socialism,” Bachmann vowed during the call, which was hosted by the Republican National Committee. “They can’t have our country. We’re not going to let them win."

H/T: Libertarian Republican

Outlook for Senate Health Bill Grim: Senators

cross-posted from A Catholic View

The two steadiest non-GOP votes against the senate health care bill reaffirmed this weekend that attempts at compromise so far have not won their support, and that the prospects for the bill continue to grow dimmer as time passes. While one Democrat senator claimed that there was, to the contrary, "tremendous momentum" behind the bill, the latest voter poll shows opposition holding a steady majority among American voters.

"The opposition to it has been growing as the week has gone on," Independent Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut said on CBS's "Face the Nation" Sunday. "There are not 60 votes for health care reform in the Senate now."

Lieberman, who normally caucuses with the Democrats, has consistently opposed any version of a public option in the bill, a feature some liberal senators consider essential.

story here