Thursday, December 17, 2009

Casey at the Bat

~ Via Catholic Vote Action.

Jill Stanek: The 1 man who can stop publicly funded D.C. abortions

Jill Stanek has a super article posted at WND today. Here is one of my favorite quotes from that story:

"Obama appears to be thwarting his own intentions by increasing access to abortion in an obviously abortion-vulnerable population, like giving an alcoholic a drink or taking a gambling addict to the casino."

Read the entire story here.

George Weigel on why the health care bill is unacceptable to Catholics

 Weigel's article goes through the pending health care legislation point by point with Weigel's irrefutable logic, explaining why abortion is not the only reason why Catholics should oppose the current health care plan.

It violates many Catholics prinicples; solidarity with the elderly (whose Medicare will be substantially cut) and the principle of subsidiarity (which warns us not to place too much power in the hands of the federal government) and poses a danger to our well being.

If you are Catholic and are not fervently fasting and praying for the defeat of this dangerous legislation, start now. Lieberman caved into pressure and only Ben Nelson is standing against this bill's passage. He is being cajoled and threatened by a president who wants to end this year in triumph.

We are in iminent danger of losing our rights to health care to a panel of pro-death friends of Obama. No matter what the bill says, that's who will be running the health care program, taking away the privacy and security of the doctor-patient relationship.

Weigel has proposed some solutions to the problem of uninsured Americans;.
"For all its virtues, today’s American medical system does not afford access to needed care for some, so it fails the tests set by Catholic social doctrine. We can meet those tests and fix the system’s gravest problems by working incrementally, testing results as we go: changing the liability laws that distort insurance costs, reforming the insurance industry to mandate portability and coverage of pre-existing conditions, lifting the ban on interstate competition in health insurance, and covering the uninsured by tax credits and small business reforms. That would be health-care reform that satisfies Catholic principles across-the-board."

IF the Democrats were interested in truly reforming health care, then they would take their time, and look at some of these excellent suggestions. They have been suggested by many other before this. What is wrong with taking our time to reform the problems, one by one? What could be more important than getting health care right?

Or is health care really the issue?

Karl Rove was right when he said on Fox News this morning, that Obama knows that 61% of the American people oppose this legislation, and that, if he wants to grab a fifth of the economy and claim triumph by passing this bill, he'd better pull out all the stops, and ram this bill through the Senate ASAP.Before the sleeping giant awakens.

Is this bill merely a means to an end? Once we are dependent upon the government for health care, will be dare raise our voices in protest when our freedoms are stripped away? Just how much more of the economy does Obama have to control before we are considered a socialist state/

Don't miss your opportunity to make history. Call your senator now.
Stop this dangerous health care bill.
Read his entire article at the Denver Catholic Register on the Archdiocese of Denver website.

Will Ben Nelson be #60?

Ben Nelson Reviewing Compromise on Abortion Funding in Senate Health Care Bill

Ben Nelson is beginning to be considered the 60th vote Senate Democrats need to stop a filibuster against the pro-abortion, government-run health care bill. His objection to the bill is over the massive abortion funding currently contained in it, and he is now examining a proposed compromise.

The current Harry Reid health care bill paves the way for considerable taxpayer funding of potentially hundreds of thousands of abortions annually through the public option and affordability credits.

Reid has a manager's amendment with changes to the bill that will be approved before the vote on the filibuster and bill itself are taken.

Pro-Life Groups: Casey's Abortion-Health Care Compromise for Nelson No Good

Pro-life organizations say the so-called "compromise" that Sen. Bob Casey presented late Wednesday to Sen. Ben Nelson to get him to vote for the pro-abortion government-run health care bill is no good. The National Right to Life Committee says the language keeps abortion funding in the bill.

As has reported, Nelson is quickly becoming one of the few remaining linchpins for the health care bill.

The sponsor of an amendment to gut the abortion funding under the legislation, Nelson said he would support the filibuster of the bill if the abortion funding is not removed.

UPATE: Nelson Rejects "Compromise" on Abortion Funding in Senate Health Care Bill

Listen and Act Now to Stop Obamacare

PRECIPICE: [pres-uh-pis] noun.

1. An overhanging or extremely steep mass of rock,
   such as a crag or the face of a cliff.

2. The brink of a dangerous or disastrous situation:
   on the precipice of defeat.

(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)

Yesterday, President Obama asserted that he and
Democratic leaders in the Senate were "on the
precipice" of achieving the government takeover of
health care that would mandate taxpayer funding of
abortions and provide the failing abortion industry
with a massive bailout.

An appropriate word choice. Today -- even as a new
NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll revealed that now
only 32% of Americans support the abortion-laden
health care takeover -- it is clear that our nation
is indeed "on the brink of a dangerous or disastrous

But pro-life Americans are not sitting idly by!

In an effort to prevent millions of unborn children
from being thrown over this "cliff" tens of thousands
of people joined together for last night's Stop the
Abortion Mandate "Senate Crisis" webcast to:

 * Learn the latest breaking news straight from
   Washington, D.C.
 * Hear from a panel of nationally respected pro-life
   and pro-family leaders, gathered at a conference
   table just around the corner from the White House
 * Discover what pro-life Americans must do RIGHT NOW
   to keep our nation from going over this precipice
The entire event was recorded and the audio is now
posted online for you at:

During the recording, you will hear from dynamic
presenters including:

 * SEN. MIKE JOHANNS, U.S. Senator from Nebraska
 * ABBY JOHNSON, Former Planned Parenthood director
 * CHARMAINE YOEST, Americans United for Life
 * TONY PERKINS, Family Research Council
 * KRISTAN HAWKINS, Students for Life of America
 * DAVID BEREIT, 40 Days for Life
 * WENDY WRIGHT, Concerned Women for America
 * DOUGLAS JOHNSON, National Right to Life Committee

Listen now at:

As you heard last night -- or as you will hear on the
recording -- if the health care bill passes in its
current form, it will be the largest expansion of
abortion on demand since Roe v. Wade.


If you haven't called your two Senators and
Representative this week -- do it now.

If you haven't e-mailed your two Senators and
Representative this week -- do it now.


1.) Listen to the Stop the Abortion Mandate webcast
    recording at:

2.) Contact your Representative and two Senators and
    tell them to remove all abortion funding and
    mandates from health care reform. Contact your
    elected officials here:

3.) Pray for our elected officials. Pray that our
    nation -- founded on the inalienable right to
    life -- does not allow its government to fund the
    destruction of human life.

Obamacare: B.O.'s lies, fear mongering, reckless spending, and promotion of the culture of death lead to one thing...

Barack Obama appeared in an interview with ABC's Charlie Gibson trying to scare the American people into supporting Obamacare. In the span of 1 minute he spins many lies and uses fear mongering.

If Obama's horrific bill does pass most of his dire predictions will come true and more
. Obama has already spent way too much of taxpayer's money through his wasteful and ineffective stimulus package. Now, he wants us to pay taxes for several years on a plan that will not go into effect until 2014, but that will also allow the federal government to: dictate which doctors we can see, decide how much and what type of health care we need, if any, and determine whether we live or die. Under Obamacare, the federal government will force us to pay for: abortion, death panels, and euthanasia. Under Obamacare, healthcare conscience protection rights will be non-existent. Authentic healthcare, as we have known it in our lifetime, will be non-existent. What's more, I am convinced this horrible plan will drive our country into the black hole of bankruptcy. I personally think B.O. is trying to destroy this country with all the reckless spending he is doing. Anyone with the least bit of common sense knows that you don't keep spending money you don't have to get out of debt. It might be a different story if he had spent the stimulus money on something useful or invested it in the future well-being of this country -- but what he has used it for is to promote the culture of death! Where are the jobs that it was supposed to produce? They are non-existent! If we allow him to keep spending our money to promote his culture of death, what kind of country will this be? Non-existent!