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Sebelius: 'Keeping Our Children Safe ...(Our) Most Fundamental Task'
cns news ^ | May 7, 2013 | Penny Starr

Posted on 05/08/2013 6:03:48 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o

(CNSNews.com) – Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, a longtime supporter of Planned Parenthood who once dined with late-term abortionist George Tiller in the Kansas mansion while governor of the state, said on Tuesday “keeping children safe” is society’s “most fundamental task.”

“You know we say this often, but I think it bears repeating that we have no higher obligation as a society, as our president reminds us, than keeping our children safe and protecting their health – it’s our most fundamental task,” Sebelius said at an event at the University of the District of Columbia Community to mark National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day.

Sebelius joined other governmental officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid and celebrity singer and actress Demi Lavoto, who has struggled with depression and substance abuse.

Sebelius presented Demi Lovato with an award for her advocacy on behalf of youth and mental health at an event on May 7, 2013 in Washington, D.C. Sebelius spoke about society's obligation to protect children at the event.


Kathleen Sebelius, Demi Lovato

Sebelius has been a longtime supporter of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, including their endorsement of her to head HHS.

“We applaud Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ confirmation as secretary of health and human services. She is an excellent choice to lead HHS and has a proven track record of increasing access to affordable care,” Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said on April 28, 2009.

“As countless women and their families struggle to afford quality health care during these difficult economic times, the need for health care reform that improves health outcomes is immediate,” Richards added.

In 2007, Sebelius helped raise $55,000 for a Kansas Planned Parenthood affiliate.

“Friends of Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri gathered Tuesday, May 15th for a truly star-studded affair,” the affiliate’s newsletter article stated. ‘“I’ve Got Rhythm, I’ve Got Rights’ showcased two champions of our cause, Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius and PPFA National President, Cecile Richards.

On April 21, 2008, then Kansas governor Sebelius vetoed Senate Bill 389, the Comprehensive Abortion Reform Act, which would have required women to see an ultrasound image of their unborn child before having an abortion.

The bill also would have required the state to collect more detailed diagnoses for why a late-term abortion was needed and would have allowed relatives of a woman who underwent or planned a late-term abortion to file suit against the provider if they believe the abortion violates the law.

“The U.S. Supreme Court decisions make clear that any law regulating abortion must contain exceptions for pregnancies which endanger the woman’s life or health,” Sebelius wrote in a statement on the veto. “However, SB 389 allows a variety of individuals to seek a court order preventing a woman from obtaining an abortion, even where it may be necessary to save her life.

“I am concerned that the bill is unconstitutional or even worse, endangers the lives of women,” Sebelius wrote.

Sebelius reversed some of her opposition to pro-life legislation in Kansas in 2009 when, while awaiting her confirmation as HHS secretary, she signed a bill that amended a state law requiring doctors to obtain a patient’s informed consent before performing an abortion, according to a March 28, 2009 Associated Press article:

“The measure requires abortion providers who use ultrasound or monitor fetal heartbeats to give their patients access to the images or sound at least 30 minutes before an abortion,” the article stated. “The amended law takes effect July 1.”

Sebelius, a Catholic, also has been criticized by the church for supporting abortion. In the May 9, 2008 issue of The Leaven.com, Joseph Naumann, archbishop of the Archdiocese of Kansas City, chided Sebelius for vetoing SB 389 and repeated his earlier call for her to cease taking Holy Communion.

“Having made every effort to inform and to persuade Governor Sebelius and after consultation with Bishop Ron Gilmore (Dodge City), Bishop Paul Coakley (Salina) and Bishop Michael Jackels (Wichita), I wrote the governor last August requesting that she refrain from presenting herself for reception of the Eucharist until she had acknowledged the error of her past positions, made a worthy sacramental confession and taken the necessary steps for amendment of her life which would include a public repudiation of her previous efforts and actions in support of laws and policies sanctioning abortion,” Naumann said.

“Recently, it came to my attention that the governor had received holy Communion at one of our parishes,” Naumann wrote. “I have written to her again, asking her to respect my previous request and not require from me any additional pastoral actions.”

In September 2005, Sebelius donated a reception to be held at Cedar Crest, the official residence of the governor, to an auction benefiting the Greater Kansas City Women's Political Caucus, an organization that works to have pro-abortion candidates elected to office.

At the auction, late-term abortionist George Tiller who ran a Wichita abortion clinic, bid on and won the prize. Tiller and his staff dined with Sebelius at her home on April 9, 2007.

“Sebelius spokeswoman Nicole Corcoran said Wednesday that Tiller attended an April 9, 2007, event at Cedar Crest, the governor's residence,” according to a March 28, 2008 Fox News report. “She said the reception had been offered as a prize at an earlier fundraising auction for the Greater Kansas City Women's Political Caucus.”

“‘Governor Sebelius donates auction items like a dinner or reception to organizations whose causes she supports,’ Corcoran said. ‘We do not control who purchases it.’”


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; obamacare; tiller
I mostly decided to run this because it has info about Sebelius being barred from Communion. (Bold print, above.) I hadn't known that before. Tip 'o the hat to the bishops --- for doing their job.

As for Sebelius "keeping our children safe" -- like a hurricane protecting the Caribbean.

1 posted on 05/08/2013 6:03:48 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o
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To: Mrs. Don-o

How about this homo leave our kids alone . . . I’ll take care of mine


2 posted on 05/08/2013 6:06:36 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: Mrs. Don-o
Keeping our children safe...from life...by killing them.

Makes perfect sense...
3 posted on 05/08/2013 6:06:55 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Today, that means parents keeping their children away from government influence at all costs. Seems that legally, it is getting much harder to do - the obvious.


4 posted on 05/08/2013 6:09:18 PM PDT by Deagle (quo)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Yeah, she means children safe as long as they are not in the womb..if they are in the womb they are not worth saving..oh and good thing abortion doctors don’t use AR-15s to kill the babies otherwise Sebelius would have a problem with it


5 posted on 05/08/2013 6:10:38 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Mrs. Don-o

As far as I’m concerned, she is a monster - she and her boss who advocate for murdering and torturing live babies during botched abortions.


6 posted on 05/08/2013 6:12:24 PM PDT by District13 (I miss my country!)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

They’re not her children.


7 posted on 05/08/2013 6:14:37 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

I can’t believe she had the gall to present herself for Holy Communion after being told not to by her bishop. Then again, I can. She has no conscience.

Jesus weeps for the children she has not protected. So do I.


8 posted on 05/08/2013 6:14:42 PM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Sebelius is stark raving mad. She should be locked up.


9 posted on 05/08/2013 6:14:44 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Mrs. Don-o
“keeping children safe” is society’s “most fundamental task.”

Really?

Hmmm ...

Seems like the first step would be to refrain from slaughtering them in utero.

How 'bout that, Sebellius?

10 posted on 05/08/2013 6:14:49 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Sebelius makes Jodi Arias look sane in comparison. She is one ice cold beotch.


11 posted on 05/08/2013 6:15:16 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: muawiyah

She doesn’t need a shrink.

She needs an exorcist.


12 posted on 05/08/2013 6:17:33 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
“You know we say this often, but I think it bears repeating that we have no higher obligation as a society, as our president reminds us, than keeping our children safe and protecting their health – it’s our most fundamental task,” Sebelius said at an event at the University of the District of Columbia Community to mark National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day.

Apparently this does not apply to children in the womb.

13 posted on 05/08/2013 6:20:07 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Yeah, wench, you are really keeping all those aborted children...oh sorry, fetuses ...safe, aren’t you?

You, b**ch, are slime.


14 posted on 05/08/2013 6:23:27 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Wanderer99

How does this vampire manage to look at herself in the mirror every morning? Maybe its because she has no reflection.


15 posted on 05/08/2013 6:32:52 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Mrs. Don-o

[[Sebelius: ‘Keeping Our Children Safe ...(Our) Most Fundamental Task’]]

Sebilias- the abortion lover and hte woman who won’t allow sensible measures in schools to protect our children- How i nthe hell is she gettign away with her insanity? Why isn’t anyoen standign up to her and saying “Oh really? Then why won’t you allow armed guards in schools so that htese tragedies never happen again, or so that htrey won’t be as severe IF madmen shoudl make it htrough the security measures? Why don’t care enough abotu children to to put COMMON SENSE measures in place instead of lyign to the public and tellign them that disarming law abiding citizens will make htem safer? They will become targets, not safer Mrs Sebilias!”


16 posted on 05/08/2013 6:56:09 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Sadly she was a biological gift from the idiot who was gov of Ohio when I lived there, John Gilligan, another fake Catholic like Biden and Pelosi.


17 posted on 05/08/2013 6:59:33 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

The only thing she is worried about is keeping her job safe.


18 posted on 05/08/2013 7:02:17 PM PDT by YukonGreen
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Handmaiden of the Devil is how I think of her. Evil, evil, evil.


19 posted on 05/08/2013 7:03:47 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: Mrs. Don-o

A baby killer worried about “the churldren” again. The Mother of All Hypocrites.


20 posted on 05/08/2013 7:08:22 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is the root cause of violent crime in Mexico. - Barack Hussein Obama Jr.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

How about “Keep Our Own Kids Safe”

The KOOKS program


21 posted on 05/08/2013 7:27:32 PM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: District13

Monster...ghoul....and it’s starting to show on her face. Something very ugly behind her eyes.


22 posted on 05/08/2013 7:46:42 PM PDT by Blackirish (Forward Comrades!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
As for Sebelius "keeping our children safe" -- like a hurricane protecting the Caribbean.

. Ah, the irony. Would be humorous, were it not so tragic.

23 posted on 05/08/2013 8:08:30 PM PDT by SuziQ
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What cynicism. This is someone who revels in the mass murder of innocent pre-born children, for any reason or no reason, through all nine months of gestation, in ways too horrible to describe or contemplate. Sebelius is the embodiment of evil.
24 posted on 05/08/2013 8:35:09 PM PDT by Godwin1
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To: Mrs. Don-o
Kathleen Sebelius photo: Obama's Health Secretary HealthSecretarysmokinganddrinking.jpg
25 posted on 05/08/2013 9:06:33 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Every time I see an article about Kathleen, I can’t help but think of Magda Goebbels. Which is particularly appropriate this time, given how Frau Goebbels treated her own children.


26 posted on 05/08/2013 10:07:23 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Back in my day, we protected our Children from the influence of Communists.

Now the Schools teach our Children how to be Communists.


27 posted on 05/08/2013 10:13:19 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Obama / Clinton Benghazi (4), Ted Kennedy (1), my Gun Collection (0)...)
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To: tumblindice
All that's missing in that picture is the Monocle.
28 posted on 05/08/2013 10:16:08 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Obama / Clinton Benghazi (4), Ted Kennedy (1), my Gun Collection (0)...)
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