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Letter Reveals another $200,000 Donation from Tiller for Sebelius
LifeSiteNews.com -- Your Life, Family and Culture Outpost ^ | April 16, 2009 | By Kathleen Gilbert

Posted on 04/16/2009 7:23:55 PM PDT by topher

Thursday April 16, 2009


Letter Reveals another $200,000 Donation from Notorious Abortionist Tiller to Help Elect Sebelius

By Kathleen Gilbert

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 16, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A second financial revelation has cast further doubt on Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' representation to the Senate Finance Committee of the nature of her relationship with late-term abortionist George Tiller. 

Sebelius is President Obama's nominee for the secretary of the Health and Human Services (HHS). She is currently seeking Senate confirmation.

After Sebelius was recently found to have reported only a fraction of Tiller's $38,450 in donations to her insurance commissioner campaign, Operation Rescue yesterday released a copy of a 2002 letter from Tiller stating that he contributed $200,000 to his political action committee (PAC) to assist Sebelius' gubernatorial reelection. 

In the letter addressed to members of ProKanDo, Tiller's political action committee, Tiller warns against Sebelius' "anti-choice" opponent Tim Shallenburger, and expresses regret that his "personal contribution of $200,000 to ProKanDo" was not enough "to alert voters to the anti-choice position of Mr. Shallenberger (sic)."

Tiller then urges constituents to raise another $250,000 to help spread the message that Sebelius' opponent "does not trust women."

(To view Tiller's letter, go to: http://operationrescue.org/pdfs/Tiller%20letter,%202002.pdf)

As governor, Sebelius consistently vetoed even minimal regulations on late-term abortions in the state, where Tiller carries out one of the busiest late-term businesses in the country. The Kansas-based Operation Rescue has also detailed an apparently cozy relationship between Sebelius and the notorious abortionist, whom the governor hosted in 2007 for a private dinner party along with his whole abortion staff in the governor's mansion. 

Pro-life advocates who raised the alarm at Sebelius' nomination had urged committee members to question her about her association with the abortion industry during confirmation hearings. The topic, however, was not broached during the hearings.

But in a packet of Committee questions Sebelius answered that were published earlier this week, Sebelius downplayed her association with Tiller.  In one question, Republican senator John Kyl asked: "Can you describe your relationship with Mr. Tiller?  Has he ever contributed to your campaign or has your PAC ever received money from Mr. Tiller or a PAC related to Mr. Tiller?"

Sebelius responded: "I have been familiar with Dr. Tiller for many years because he lives and works in Kansas. Dr. Tiller, like many Kansans, contributed to my campaign for insurance commissioner. I received $12,450 over an eight-year period (1994-2001), which represented 1 percent of my total contributions during that time. Since that time, I have received no donations from Dr. Tiller or any PAC related to him."

After it was revealed that reports on file with the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission show the figure to be closer to $38,450, the HHS called Sebelius' answer an "oversight" that would be corrected.  However, a senior Senate Republican aide told the Christian Broadcasting Network that the GOP plans to probe the affair, which some see as having raised transparency questions as well as concerns over Sebelius' abortion agenda.

"This letter is the smoking gun showing that Sebelius continues to conceal the full extent of her financial support from Tiller," said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman about the newest revelations of Tiller's support for Sebelius. "Kathleen Sebelius benefited from the hundreds of thousands of dollars that Tiller personally gave to influence the outcome of the 2002 election in her favor. This letter is undeniable evidence that Sebelius has yet to come clean with the Senate Finance Committee, and with the American people concerning her strong financial ties to abortionist Tiller."

"Sebelius just can't seem to tell the truth about her connections with Tiller. Her continued deception in this matter makes her unfit to serve in any political capacity, much less as the head of HHS, where she will have the ability to influence abortion policy," said Newman. "People want honesty and transparency in government, and Sebelius has proven that they will never get that from her."

See related LifeSiteNews.com coverage:

Sebelius Caught Underreporting Campaign Contributions from Notorious Abortionist: HHS Nomination May be in Jeopardy
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09041417.html

Senate Committee Silent on Sebelius Abortion Ties as Full Senate Vote is Delayed
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040313.html

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Letter Reveals another $200,000 Donation from Notorious Abortionist Tiller to Help Elect Sebelius

Outstanding job by LifeSiteNews!!!

1 posted on 04/16/2009 7:23:56 PM PDT by topher
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To: topher

Over $250K in blood money. The left is going to really love Sebelius now.


2 posted on 04/16/2009 7:25:33 PM PDT by Big_Monkey
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To: topher

their title had more than 100 characters??

tell them to keep it pithy


3 posted on 04/16/2009 7:26:39 PM PDT by GeronL (TYRANNY SENTINEL. http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: All

A Look at Seblius:
http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/sebelius

A look at Tiller:

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/tiller


4 posted on 04/16/2009 7:26:49 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: topher

Common people! It’s just another over site!


5 posted on 04/16/2009 7:28:05 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: topher
I want this witch out of Kansas.
However, her dishonesty does provide cover for any Republican that might now want to change his or her mind and attack the Sebelius HHS nomination.

Who ever gets this HHS spot will be a radical pro abort. You can count on that.

But, this stuff does hurt Obama and does hurt Sebelius and I hope this confirmation process becomes a huge embarrassment to them both.

6 posted on 04/16/2009 7:30:20 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Man50D

These people (all of congress, both sides) don’t even hide the fact that they think we are fools. It really makes you boil.


7 posted on 04/16/2009 7:33:04 PM PDT by WHBates
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To: Kansas58
This needs to be news in all the Kansas Newspapers -- even if folks like you need to Write letters to the Editor...
8 posted on 04/16/2009 7:42:20 PM PDT by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
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To: topher

0bama’s going to have to find another baby brain sucker that actually pays taxes and reports campaign contributions. That might be difficult. What moral or ethical line would be too much for such a person to cross?


9 posted on 04/16/2009 8:35:58 PM PDT by TigersEye (Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: topher

We have a woman DA in Wichita who stood up for a book that was considered child porn and was being sold at the local B&N. But when it came time to look into tiller the baby killer she would not do it.


10 posted on 04/16/2009 9:02:49 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953 (Psalm 83:1-8 is on the horizon.)
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To: topher

“Killer” Tiller is going to be the one reason that Sibelius will not be approved. She needs to withdraw her name.

Obama picks another dud.


11 posted on 04/16/2009 9:31:34 PM PDT by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Coleus; narses; cpforlife.org

Ping


12 posted on 04/16/2009 11:19:21 PM PDT by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
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To: guitarplayer1953

‘We have a woman DA in Wichita who stood up for a book that was considered child porn and was being sold at the local B&N. But when it came time to look into tiller the baby killer she would not do it.”

are we talking about nola?


13 posted on 04/17/2009 3:39:20 PM PDT by dozer7 (Love many, trust few and always paddle your own canoe)
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To: topher
Pinged from Terri Dailies


14 posted on 04/17/2009 4:54:18 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: dozer7

BINGO!


15 posted on 04/17/2009 10:06:10 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953 (Psalm 83:1-8 is on the horizon.)
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To: Salvation

Want to bet? She will fit right in with BO and the rest.


16 posted on 04/17/2009 10:07:10 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953 (Psalm 83:1-8 is on the horizon.)
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