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Senator Bob Casey Continues to Abandon His So-Called Pro-Life Views
Life News ^ | July 16, 2014 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 07/16/2014 2:05:20 PM PDT by NYer

Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey, who ran as a pro-life advocate when he won a Senate term in 2006 and 2012, but who has disappointed pro-life advocates with repeated pro-abortion votes, continues to abandon his pro-life views.

A couple years ago, he voted against a measure to revoke taxpayer funding from the Planned Parenthood abortion business. Today, Casey voted for a bill to “overturn” the Supreme Court decision protecting Hobby Lobby from being forced to pay for drugs that may cause abortions.

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Michael Ciccocioppo, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, told LifeNews he is disappointed that Casey continues to abandon is publicly-stated pro-life views.

“The U.S. Supreme Court rightly affirmed religious liberty a few weeks ago when it ruled that the families who own Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties can exercise their religious beliefs. The high court agreed that business owners should not be forced to violate their beliefs by providing abortion-causing drugs/devices to their employees,” he said.

“We are disappointed that Sen. Casey has abandoned our nation’s founding principle of religious freedom by trying to overrule the Supreme Court’s decision,” he added. “We agree with Justice Samuel Alito that, had the Supreme Court ruled against Hobby Lobby and Conestoga, business owners could be forced to cover third-trimester abortions and assisted suicide.”

When Bob Casey defeated Rick Santorum for a Pennsylvania seat in the Senate, pro-life advocates hoped Casey would vote the same as his predecessor and his pro-life father, former Governor and stalwart pro-life Democrat Bob Casey, Sr. But, the younger Casey has consistently opposed pro-life efforts to divert federal tax money from the abortion business.

In September 2007, Casey voted for a pro-abortion amendment sponsored by Sen. Barbara Boxer seeking to overturn the Mexico City Policy, which prevents international family planning funds from going to Planned Parenthood and other groups that perform and promote abortions overseas. Casey voted for the Boxer amendment and his spokesman, Larry Smar claimed Casey was taking a consistent position opposing abortion funding but funding abortion groups.

“He does not support public funding of abortion,” Smar said at the time. “The amendment he voted for would not allow public funding of abortion, which is illegal” under another provision.

Conservative writer David Freddoso responded, “The Boxer amendment does not put money directly into grants for providing abortions, but it funds groups that perform and refer them. Since money is fungible — that is, it can be used for anything — there is really no difference. That is why this amendment was so controversial, and why other pro-life senators … voted against it, and have voted against it in all of its many incarnations over the years.”

Douglas Johnson, the legislative director for National Right to Life, told LifeNews.com then: “Before the adoption of the Mexico City Policy, the U.S. government was the major funder of organizations that campaigned to legalize abortion in Latin America, Africa, and elsewhere,” he said. “If the Boxer Amendment, which Sen. Casey regrettably supported, was enacted, it would force the removal of family planning funds from private organizations that stick to non-abortive methods, in order to give those funds to organizations that are committed to the promotion of abortion.”

The last time senators voted on Planned Parenthood funding, they rejected the Vitter amendment on a 52-41 vote in October 2007. Casey voted against the amendment along with Democrats Ben Nelson of Nebraska, who also considered himself pro-life.

ACTION: Make your views known about Senator Casey’s vote by going to http://casey.senate.gov/contact


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: barbaraboxer; bobcasey; casey; douglasjohnson; hobbylobby; larrysmar; mexicocitypolicy; michaelciccocioppo; pa; pennsylvania; plannedparenthood; ricksantorum; senate

1 posted on 07/16/2014 2:05:20 PM PDT by NYer
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To: wagglebee

Ping!


2 posted on 07/16/2014 2:05:39 PM PDT by NYer ("Before I formed you in the womb I knew you." --Jeremiah 1:5)
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To: NYer

and any pro life voter who went for him on that basis is getting what they deserve in a way. This was soooooooooooooo predictable.


3 posted on 07/16/2014 2:07:53 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (www.FireKarlRove.com NOW)
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To: NYer

2012??

Who in the world still thought he was pro-life in 2012??


4 posted on 07/16/2014 2:08:03 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: NYer

An absolute disgrace to his father.


5 posted on 07/16/2014 2:09:21 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: NYer

Pro life but low information (on things political ) voters often get screwed by their elected officials.
There must be a hue and cry for people to WAKE UP.


6 posted on 07/16/2014 2:10:13 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: GeronL

Only the easily fooled. Infanticide is one of the high holy sacraments for Democrats.


7 posted on 07/16/2014 2:10:45 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: NYer

What did they expect?

He’s a Democrat and they:

1)Lie.

2)Love being in office more than they hesitate on killing babies.

3)Party line loyalty is more important than personal integrity.

4)Representing local voters takes a backseat to the desires of the national Democrat party.


8 posted on 07/16/2014 2:11:27 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ( "For those who have fought for it, Life bears a savor the protected will never know")
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To: BwanaNdege

Any Pennsylvanian who voted for this guy clearly opted for the Dems’ “makin’ life FAIR for da WORKIN’ MAN!” rhetoric over pro-life.


9 posted on 07/16/2014 2:14:59 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: NYer

Unbelievable how bent so many are to force the killing of innocent children - all the time and under any circumstances. It’s never enough.

Dracula himself would have drawn the line long before this.


11 posted on 07/16/2014 2:18:35 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: NYer

Unbelievable how bent so many are to force the killing of innocent children - all the time and under any circumstances. It’s never enough.

Dracula himself would have drawn the line long before this.


12 posted on 07/16/2014 2:18:36 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: NYer

Once they get elected they get power hungry and greedy. Until they get term limits I am thru with the GOP.
Freegards
LEX


13 posted on 07/16/2014 2:23:29 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Voted for the fake and unconstitutional bill attacking Hobby Lobby.

Thanks NYer.


14 posted on 07/16/2014 2:31:38 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
nd any pro life voter who went for him on that basis is getting what they deserve in a way.

What voters for which pro-life is the most important issue, would be voting for the democrat? It is the left and the social liberals that would be doing that.

15 posted on 07/16/2014 2:37:49 PM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: NYer

He’s a Democrat. It’s what they do.


16 posted on 07/16/2014 2:39:22 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Throne and Altar! [In Jerusalem!!!])
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To: NYer

His father, Bob Casey, Sr., must be rolling in his grave over this.

Bob Sr. was a Democrat governor of Pennsylvania. Back in 1992 (Clinton’s year), the Democrat convention was in NYC. The committee refused to allow any pro-life speaker to address the delegates on the floor. There was so much controversy, that reluctantly they allowed Bob Casey Sr. to speak to the convention.

The Democrats are so perverted as a party that they do not now allow free speech in defense of human life. I believe Bob Casey Sr. was the very last person allowed to speak of pro-life to this convention.

Now his son, who carries his father’s name, has become a proponent of abortion and promiscuity all in the name of keeping the radical feminist vote. Disgraceful.


17 posted on 07/16/2014 2:45:34 PM PDT by Gumdrop (~)
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To: NYer

Nobody who is pro-life would go anywhere near the party of death.


18 posted on 07/16/2014 2:46:04 PM PDT by all the best
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To: NYer

PA people don’t even know that he was once claiming “pro-life” views; they just know he has an Irish named “Casey”, and that’s good enough for them.


19 posted on 07/16/2014 3:05:55 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: NYer

Little Bobby Casey is the stupidest man in Congress.

He has the IQ of a wiffle ball.

The ONLY reason he is in the Senate is that he has the same name as his father, a very popular Pennsylvania politician.


20 posted on 07/16/2014 3:08:50 PM PDT by Walrus (I love the America that used to be ---I hate the America that now IS!)
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To: NYer

Senator Casey is a phoney or a liar or both. He’s a democrat first order. He votes with them. He is not his father by any means. This inclination should prove it to you. He got elected with his anti-abortion status glaring at you. Look at his voting record. It is not that of a pro-abortion candidate.

He is a true democrat when it comes to the vote. I wish people would catch on. He has yet to vote in favor of anti-abortion issues yet. The man is an out and out liar! This vote, among others, proves it! Wake up gang!


21 posted on 07/16/2014 3:51:39 PM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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