Skip to comments.Nineteen Catholic Senators Voted To Confirm Pro-Abortion HHS Nominee Sebelius
Posted on 05/06/2009 8:47:15 AM PDT by presidio9
The Senate voted 65-31 to confirm Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius as President Obama's Secretary of Health and Human Services. Just last week Sebelius again denied protection to the unborn when she vetoed a bill that would provide increased regulations on performing late term abortions.
Nineteen Catholic Senators supported the Sebelius nomination and six Catholic Senators opposed. Two Catholic senators who are ardently pro-life supported the governor; Senator Sam Brownback and Senator George Voinovich. Senator Brownback announced his support early on which was a surprise and a major disappointment to many in the pro-life movement.
Senator Murkowski, who has a mixed voting record on life issues, voted against Sebelius.
Senator Casey who campaigned in 2006 as pro-life has a voting record on life issues that fluctuates. In January he was publicly admonished by his local ordinary, Bishop Martino, for an anti-life vote opposing an amendment to reinstate the Mexico Policy. In a letter thanking the Senator for his support of a subsequent life issue vote, Bishop Martino called on Senator Casey to oppose Sebelius as HHS Secretary. Senator Casey did not heed the request of his local Ordinary. In a statement released by the Scranton Diocese regarding Sen. Casey's vote, Bishop Martino said he was "deeply disappointed." It went on to say that the Bishop would continue to monitor Senator Casey's positions and "if necessary future determinations will be made regarding whether Sen. Casey is worthy to receive Holy Communion. However, at this point Bishop Martino believes it is incumbent upon Sen. Casey to reflect on his actions and ask himself if he should receive the sacrament."
Sebelius' confirmation hearing had been stalled due to a report that she was not forthcoming on her relationship with late term abortionist Dr. George Tiller. The AP revealed that Governor Sebelius underreported the campaign money she had received from the abortionist and the pro-life organization Operation Rescue released a document showing Dr. Tiller contributed $200,000 to defeat Kathleen Sebelius challenger in the 2002 Kansas gubernatorial race.
A strong effort by the pro-life community and conservative family groups to defeat the nomination was met by an equally strong effort on behalf of abortion rights groups. NARAL claimed responsibility for 22,000 messages to senators.
Gov. Sebelius' local Ordinary, Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, concerned about another high profile pro-abortion rights Catholic, made the following comments in an interview with Our Sunday Visitor when her nomination was first announced:
"...I think from the churchs point of view, its sad because it places another high-profile, pro-abortion Catholic into national leadership along with Vice President (Joe) Biden and Speaker (Nancy) Pelosi and a raft of others that are in the Congress. And so I think it makes our job as bishops more challenging, because we have to be even more clear that this is not acceptable for a person in public service to say that they are Catholic and then to support these policies that are anti-life, you know go against the most fundamental of all human rights, the preservation of innocent life."
Fr. Euteneuer, President of HLI made the following statment on the Sebelius nomination and Senator Brownback's decision to support her:
"The situation is atrocious. An extremist abortion hack (called the most pro-abortion governor in the nation by many), who falsely calls herself "Catholic," is given the opportunity to preside over the nation's healthcare system and normalize abortion even further; this radical is then endorsed by a US senator who also calls himself "Catholic" and who, many believe, wants her job back home when she becomes the abortion queen in DC."
As Secretary of Health and Human Services, Sebelius will no doubt advance abortion rights, and affect policy on conscience protection, embryonic stem cell research and end of life decisions.
To view the list of Senators and how they voted, including how the Catholic Senators voted go to OneNationUnderGod.org
Did Tiller the Killer give them campaign cash too?
Here is another tragedy of the Roman Catholic Church. The “membership” in the organization assures that those taking unbiblical stands for infanticide can still be considered members, whereas folks holding to a biblical Gospel of Christ simply turn their backs on these renegades and note that they are not really believers. No membership to revoke, no name to claim, just treat them as unbelievers. Rome is stuck with these renegades until they officially excommunicate them. Even then, some renegade “priest” will bring them back into the fold as a hero (Notre Dame, Boston College, etc.). Sad.
Apparently, it just doesn’t mean anything to be Catholic in America any longer.
What a great poverty that is. The Devil has taken us over.
OMG. Help us.
1 trillion to socialized disaster medicine here we go...
OK, folks - as much as we Catholics bash those Cath pols who are pro-abortion, this vote of Brownback’s should NEVER be forgotten and he should ALWAYS be reminded of it - no excuse. He did NOT have to vote for her - she was in anyway -so he should have voted his principals....shame!
They must care more about their POWER here on earth, than the afterlife. They will enjoy the VERY WARM place with the master they serve there.
Sam Brownback is a traitor. Never to be trusted again.
YEP....what you’re “supposed” to be now....is a brain that’s an EMPTY SLATE.....ready to be molded by whatever whims the cultural leaders want....i.e. whatever liberals say...
should read “former Catholics.”
Sorry, I think I'm missing your point here. What were you trying to say?
It's APRIL of 2009! There aren't general elections for another 18 months. Who's gonna remember this THEN? Who even noticed?
Hey, not to derail the thread, but who do you think is gonna win Dancing with the Millionaires?
They were never good people if their ‘moral compass’ was so easily lost IMO. I doubt they had a strong one to begin with.
That the Roman Catholic Church has morphed into a gigantic organization; it is not the Body of Christ.
There is nothing wrong with bringing this up. It needs to be brought up.
And believe it or not; someone will remember it.
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