Skip to comments.Pro-Abortion HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to Resign
Posted on 04/10/2014 6:01:58 PM PDT by Morgana
She was President Barack Obamas pro-abortion HHS Secretary and the main administration official in charge of implementing Obamacare, the pro-abortion, pro-rationing government-run health care system.
With Obamacare leading to taxpayer funding of abortions, massive layoffs at hospitals and medical centers and a botched system few seem to be able to sign up on, calls to fire pro-abortion HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius were growing. Now, Sebelius has decided to step down.
A White House official confirmed to multiple news outlets that Sebelious would be stepping down.
Political observers are already saying Sebelius decision to quit is nothing more than the Obama administrations attempt to salvage the Senate in November in the face of what appears to be a Republican takeover of Congress in response to the Obama administrations failure on health care, the economy, and abortion.
As the New York Times reports, Officials said Ms. Sebelius, 65, made the decision to resign and was not forced out. But the frustration at the White House over her performance had become increasingly clear, as administration aides worried that the crippling problems at HealthCare.gov, the website set up to enroll Americans in insurance exchanges, would result in lasting damage to the presidents legacy.
Her replacement is Sylvia Mathews Burwell, currently head of Obamas OMB.
Sebelius has been President Barack Obamas main organizer and cheerleader for Obamacare since its inception. The Obamacare scheme has been so bad, Sebelius initially couldnt get anyone from her own state to sign up for it.
sebelius15Despite the abortion-funding components of Obamacare, Sebelius continued stonewalling Congress on the program.
A March hearing was the third time that Secretary Sebelius has been questioned by a congressional committee on this very issue. Sebelius was questioned about it by the House Energy and Commerce Committee on October 30, and again on December 11, 2013 by the Health Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee.
A Congressman asked Sebelius if she believed that abortion coverage should be transparent to the person visiting an Exchange website. In response, Sebelius said I think it should be transparent, what all the benefits are and I understand, I think people should know what the benefits are. To listen to her, an observer would think Secretary Sebelius was some kind of a bystander or onlooker to the Exchanges. But in later questioning by Harris, she conceded that HHS has supervisory authority over all of the Exchanges, including the state Exchanges. Yet, five months after this issue was first brought to Secretary Sebelius attention by a congressional committee, she apparently has still taken no action to resolve it.
The congressman questioned Sebelius about the ObamaCare statutory requirement that Exchange plans that cover elective abortion must collect a separate payment from enrollees for the abortion coverage (PPACA Sec. 1303(b)).
As the staff of the Washington Post explained on page 180 of their book, Landmark: The Inside Story of Americas New Health-Care Law and What It Means for Us All:
Insurers can include abortion coverage in plans offered in the exchanges. But everyone who buys a plan that includes abortion insurance whether a woman or man, of any age will have to make two separate premium payments: one covering the bulk of the policy and another far smaller one, as little as $1 per month, for abortion coverage. The thinking is that this will further help insurers keep private premiums and federal money separate.
Sebelius was also criticized for denying a lung transplant to a girl who desperately needed it.
Before becoming HHS Secretary, Sebelius was most notorious for her close relationship with late-term abortion practitioner George Tiller, who has escaped prosecution and accountability thus far for allegedly repeatedly violating state abortion laws. Hed done so in part because of the lax standards of Sebelius and her political allies, to whom Tiller had donated hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Sebelius vetoed a bill the legislature approved that would have strengthened the states limits on late-term abortions.
That followed by a year her veto of a bill requiring explicit medical reasons for a late abortion, which was preceded by vetoing other pro-life legislation in 2006, 2005 and 2003.
Sebelius went as far as to coordinate a secret event with Tiller at the governors mansion that was criticized because her staff failed to officially report the event.
Her position favoring abortion is so radical and extreme that Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City called on her to stop receiving communion until she disowns her support for the serious moral evil of abortion.
Wow, she does have a conscience. Naw.
Thank God. What a blessing.
But her tenure has been aborted....
I just worry where she will end up
Well, that’s one step in the right direction. Now just get her in jail where she belongs, along with her treasonous bosses.
This woman is 65 yrs old and all she has to show for it is buddying around with radical abortionists and helping to destroy the greatest healthcare system the world has ever known. I can’t even comment on the archbishop’s statement without my head exploding; suffice to say, I believe Sebelius has mental issues that play out as her own personal drama of “me against Daddy Church.”
I predict suicide (or at leat an “accidental overdose”) in her near future.
the terms "liberal" and "conscience" are mutually exclusive.
I can’t find anything on her nominated replacement, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, on the issue of abortion, but it’s a safe bet that she favors it.
She has worked for a succession of Democrats, including Clinton, Dukakis, and Obama, and various liberal organizations. I don’t suppose Obama would have nominated her if she didn’t approve of free condoms for all and taxpayer funded abortions.
TOO LITTLE;FAR TOO LATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Let’s play the “Where Will She End Up” game:
A. Running a liberal college (Yeah, I know, duplicate terms)
B. Director of Planned Parenthood
C. Lobbyist for the insurance industry
D. Ambassador to Zimbabwe
E. On a crashed airplane with a 9mm round hole in her head
F. In prison
It’s A. Her political connections would get money for the college, and her gender will be a plus for diversity.
Also present at that dinner she gave for her buddy, the late George Tiller, was notorious partial-birth abortionist LeRoy Carhart, and two other abortionists and members of their staffs.
Former president of the Global Development Program of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
I think that suggests what her views on abortion might be.
When she attempted to execute that poor little girl, her flippant comment was "some people live, some people die."
It's the equivalent of Texas electing Wendy Davis.
I just worry where she will end up.”
I would like to hope that she doesn’t even think about going back to Kansas.
This good news is, unfortunately, tempered by the fact that her replacement is probably just as anti-life and pro-death panel as she is.
Her soul is already long dead. Her body will find another place of employment where she will continue for a few years to ply her conscience-less and cold trade on this planet till she is swallowed up by a huge wet earthworm and is carried down, down, down......
I've never ever heard even a suggestion that presidential pardons can actually be handed out like "get out of jail" cards for future convictions.
ObamaCare is on the rocks and she knows it. The Obamanoid knows it too. That 7.2 million number is BS. Everybody knows it. Even Obama’s toads in his state run “media”.
You’re kidding? She resigned?
Bitch ought be hung.
Anyway she obviously is going to HELL.
I looked up the replacement goof who will be running the HHS.
Most of her working career was spend with Foundations.
She is tight with the Clinton. (Hillary?)
She is the one who ordered the govt shutdown. (reward here)
She was the director of Met Life insurance. hmmm.
She has NO medical experience. A boy scout with a first aid merit badge has more medical experience than her.
But the kicker is that she is stepping into a position that has unlimited power of all of us. Don’t forget that the obamacare law was written with lots of references to “As the HHS secretary shall determine.”
She is a partisan commie from the same mindset of Obama and Hillary.
Wonder if she will get 77 cents on the dollar for her job?