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Rep. Patrick Kennedy: Federal Funding of Abortion Is ‘Not a Question of Morality’
CNSNews.com ^ | 3/26/2010 | Karen Schuberg

Posted on 03/26/2010 5:42:49 AM PDT by NMEwithin

Washington (CNSNews.com) – Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.), a professed Roman Catholic, told CNSNews.com Wednesday that federal funding of health plans that cover elective abortions is “not a question of morality” but “a matter of health -- public health.”

“Obviously there’s going to be some legal decisions that are going to be coming forward, I’m sure, that are going to adjudicate this,” Kennedy said at the Capitol. “But obviously, we’ve got to protect women’s health. Half of our population are women, and -- this is a matter of public health.

He added: “It’s not a question of morality or anything; it’s a matter of health -- public health. Our mothers, our sisters, our spouses, I mean, this is a simple issue. It’s not making any judgment on people. It’s just a matter of providing -- making sure that they’re safe. And there’s only one way to make sure they’re safe, and that’s making sure that it’s legal.”

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1 posted on 03/26/2010 5:42:50 AM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: NMEwithin

Kennedy scum!


2 posted on 03/26/2010 5:44:31 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Show me what Obama brought that was new and there you will find things only blind and destructive.)
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To: LibFreeUSA

NOTHING is a question of Morality to a Kennedy!


3 posted on 03/26/2010 5:46:21 AM PDT by Robbin (If Sarah isnÂ’t welcome, IÂ’m not welcome, itÂ’s just that simpleÂ…)
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To: NMEwithin

Make that stance at judgment day, Kennedy.


4 posted on 03/26/2010 5:46:31 AM PDT by Blogger
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To: NMEwithin

Rose Kennedy must be positively rolling over in her grave.


5 posted on 03/26/2010 5:46:44 AM PDT by SMARTY ("What luck for rulers that men do not think. " Adolph Hitler)
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To: NMEwithin

Tell that to God, Patches. See how far you get.


6 posted on 03/26/2010 5:46:49 AM PDT by andonte
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To: NMEwithin

Too bad Patrick wasn’t aborted. Of course that hairdo might qualify as one!


7 posted on 03/26/2010 5:47:03 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: NMEwithin

hasn’t he been excommunicated already?

euthanasia is also form of “health care”, guess he’ll find no moral issue there either.


8 posted on 03/26/2010 5:47:11 AM PDT by silverleaf (Karl Marx was NOT one of America's Founding Fathers)
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To: NMEwithin

Doper alert !


9 posted on 03/26/2010 5:48:03 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: NMEwithin
“It’s not a question of morality or anything; it’s a matter of health -- public health.

Who's health? Certainly not the unborn baby's health. What a foolish declaration. No wonder the health of the Kennedys themselves is always an uncertainty.

10 posted on 03/26/2010 5:50:01 AM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: NMEwithin

I’m sure if a Kennedy could get away with it, they would approve of government funded lobotomies just like the one Joe did to his daughter.


11 posted on 03/26/2010 5:50:17 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: NMEwithin

Patches...... just stfu.


12 posted on 03/26/2010 5:50:29 AM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

13 posted on 03/26/2010 5:51:14 AM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: NMEwithin

Fake Catholic.


14 posted on 03/26/2010 5:51:24 AM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: LibFreeUSA

Dear Patches....why should abortion be federally funded? There are other “choices” women can make. A) abstinence/and or adoption; B) Birth Control C) condoms. Get your nose out of the Ambien and booze bottles and wake up!


15 posted on 03/26/2010 5:51:45 AM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf the unborn)
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To: NMEwithin
Spoken by a devout Catholic ,,,,, right ? sarc.
16 posted on 03/26/2010 5:52:45 AM PDT by lionheart 247365 (-:{ GLEN BECK is 0bama's TRANSPARENCY CZAR }:-)
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To: NMEwithin

A Kennedy schooling ME about morals? I don’t think so.


17 posted on 03/26/2010 5:52:49 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: NMEwithin

I believe that Kennedy is having psychiatric issues. His appearances on TV have been bizarre.


18 posted on 03/26/2010 5:53:00 AM PDT by BiggieLittle
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To: LibFreeUSA
Kennedy scum!

Redundant.

19 posted on 03/26/2010 5:53:07 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: NMEwithin

Let me spell it out for you: M_U_R_D_E_R.


20 posted on 03/26/2010 5:53:26 AM PDT by alancarp (Calling all states: Reduce the cost of doing business and jobs will flock to your doors.)
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To: NMEwithin
making sure that they’re safe.

The womb should be the safest place on the planet. Thanks to reprobates like the Kennedys, it's a very dangerous place. At any moment, on a whim, the innocent person residing there can, under the color of "law," be tortured to death. And no one will do anything about it.

21 posted on 03/26/2010 5:53:33 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Those who hate the truth - then pay the price - hate the warning voice. Why? It makes them culpable.)
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To: NMEwithin

Patches can “profess” to be anything he wants. It is by his actions he will be judged. He has excommunicated himself from the church and no priest should be giving him Holy Communion. It’s time that the local bishops start standing up to these so-called catholics.


22 posted on 03/26/2010 5:53:42 AM PDT by reegs
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To: Le Chien Rouge

That lobotomy was a LEGAL PROCEDURE! If you don’t want a lobotomy, don’t have one! /Sarcasm

(That story is one of my favorites to use in pro-life discussions.)


23 posted on 03/26/2010 5:53:46 AM PDT by hocndoc (http://www.LifeEthics.org (I've got a mustard seed and I'm not afraid to use it.) (RIA)
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To: LottieDah
There are other “choices” women can make

Whenever this subject comes up I always as..."If I stab a pregnant women in the stomach & kill the fetus I get arrested for murder. But if that same woman does it, she's made a choice?"

24 posted on 03/26/2010 5:54:46 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: NMEwithin

If only Joan had believed in abortion...


25 posted on 03/26/2010 5:55:00 AM PDT by metesky (My retirement fund is holding steady @ $.05 a can.)
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To: EternalVigilance

Wow! That is the best framing of the abortion issue I have heard!


26 posted on 03/26/2010 5:55:22 AM PDT by reegs
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To: NMEwithin

Brown University's William J. Clinton Professor of Political Ethics expounds on the morality and necessity of emergency abortions at public expense for those occassions when one is too stoned or lazy or, well, quite frankly taken completely by surprise, to use a rubber.


27 posted on 03/26/2010 5:55:34 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The naked casuistry of the high priests of Warmism would make a Jesuit blush.)
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To: NMEwithin

Ok, Patches. I’ll play.

LUI (Legislating Under the Influence) needs to be considered a matter of public safety. You should be in the Big House instead of the House...


28 posted on 03/26/2010 5:55:35 AM PDT by LRS (Just contracts; just laws; just a constitution...)
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To: NMEwithin

Oh, it MOST CERTAINLY _IS_ A MORAL ISSUE,

even to the pro-aborts.

The WHOLE REASON to make sure that abortion is fully funded by the taxpayer is to try to remove any moral relevance to the act of killing the unborn.

People who have been involved with an abortion, if they have not repented, are having the reality of innocent blood on their hands, and they want to make sure that nothing in our society “judges” or “condemns” their decision.


29 posted on 03/26/2010 5:56:58 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: alancarp
16 There are six things the LORD hates,
seven that are detestable to him:

17 haughty eyes,
a lying tongue,
hands that shed innocent blood,

18 a heart that devises wicked schemes,
feet that are quick to rush into evil,

19 a false witness who pours out lies
and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers.

30 posted on 03/26/2010 5:59:31 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: NMEwithin

Did they do a drug or alcohol test on him before they questioned him.

Kennedy’s do not have the slightest clue as to what is moral.


31 posted on 03/26/2010 6:00:17 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: reegs

Most pro-aborts that try to maintain the veneer of “a good person” will deny that abortion is killing a baby.

Simply ask them the question - when IS it a baby?

If they give a time, then ask them what the difference was one second before that time.

If they say they don’t know, ask them if it’s OK to err on the side of killing a human being if “you don’t know”.


32 posted on 03/26/2010 6:01:49 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: NMEwithin

Inbreeding is hell on mental abilities.


33 posted on 03/26/2010 6:04:50 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: NMEwithin

Democrats are amoral people. They have no moral failings, because they profess to no morality.


34 posted on 03/26/2010 6:07:31 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The Obama Administration program - The B F Deal)
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To: NMEwithin

So some living say.


35 posted on 03/26/2010 6:09:12 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: MrB

Hey, it looks like Patrick is 7 for 7! What an over achiever!


36 posted on 03/26/2010 6:10:54 AM PDT by reegs
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To: NMEwithin

This mother f’n dope...I was trying to think who he reminds me of and I just figured it out. He reminds me of the son of the dope of Aqua Loggers on Axemen on the History channel.
Both father and son more dangerous to people around them as they are to themselves.


37 posted on 03/26/2010 6:16:18 AM PDT by TShaunK
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To: Marty62
"Kennedy’s do not have the slightest clue as to what is moral."

I used think of the Kennedy's as just white trash with money until I learned that this was too lofty of an opinion of them.

38 posted on 03/26/2010 6:20:02 AM PDT by Semper Mark (Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of their arms. - Aristotle)
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To: Markos33

AGREED.


39 posted on 03/26/2010 6:23:03 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: NMEwithin
"Half of our population are women, and"

more than half of the people who have this "procedure" die.

40 posted on 03/26/2010 6:26:37 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: metesky

Exactly! Wish we could time travel and convince Joan to abort this loser Patches.


41 posted on 03/26/2010 6:32:50 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation ("And when the Antichrist comes, millions will love him." Remind you of anyone?)
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To: NMEwithin

Thomas More would be proud ,Patches.


42 posted on 03/26/2010 6:35:12 AM PDT by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: NMEwithin

“Not a Question of Morality”

Of course it’s not a question of morality when you’re a communist who believes humans are meat.


43 posted on 03/26/2010 6:55:15 AM PDT by Boucheau (USA, 1776-2010 - The Rest is Rot.)
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To: NMEwithin

Mr Kennedy call your bishop.


44 posted on 03/26/2010 6:55:45 AM PDT by TYVets
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To: silverleaf

The unborn in the USA have the same status as the Untermenschen — the “subhumans,” including the Jews-— in National Socialist Germany.

The killing is presented in sanitized, even therapeutic terms: a matter of eliminating parasites. “Reproductive health.” “Racial hygiene.”

The prelimianry requirement for the “Final Solution” is “Official Dehumanization”: you have to make it clear that these “others” are without human rights, human dignity, or even human identity. They are not members of the Human Family. They are for us to dispose of as we will: fit for the crematorium and the landfill.


45 posted on 03/26/2010 7:17:54 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("Do you mean now?" ---Yogi Berra, when asked "What time is it?" ---)
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To: TYVets

Its a question of a death industry.The amount of money made and exchanged is criminal.Abortion is ruinous to our society.The abortion activists have destroyed our church.More than half voted for BHO and call them selves pro choice Catholic. Catholic sex scandals are top headlines again and bigotry is rampant.


46 posted on 03/26/2010 7:18:36 AM PDT by shanover (Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.)
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To: NMEwithin

What Kennedy would have ANY clue about morality?


47 posted on 03/26/2010 7:20:58 AM PDT by crosshairs
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To: crosshairs

What Kennedy would have ANY clue about morality?

i’m sure teddy pretty much has a good idea about now...

teeman


48 posted on 03/26/2010 10:03:59 AM PDT by teeman8r (anarchy is preferred over tyranny)
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