Free Republic
Browse · Search
Religion
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

New surgeon general nominee is a CHA board member
cns ^ | July 13, 2009

Posted on 07/13/2009 1:09:00 PM PDT by NYer

Dr. Regina Benjamin poses for a portrait in the waiting room at her temporary clinic in Bayou La Batre, Ala, Sept. 18. Benjamin, founder and CEO of Bayou La Batre Rural Health Clinic, has been awarded a $500,000 fellowship from the MacArthur Foundation in Chicago. (CNS/courtesy MacArthur Foundation)

Dr. Regina Benjamin poses for a portrait in the waiting room at her temporary clinic in Bayou La Batre, Ala., last September. (CNS/courtesy MacArthur Foundation)

Dr. Regina Benjamin, a member of the board of trustees of the Catholic Health Association, is being nominated as surgeon general this morning.

We had this story on Benjamin last fall, when she received a MacArthur fellowship for her work with medical clinics in poverty-stricken areas of Alabama.

Benjamin did her undergraduate studies at Xavier University in New Orleans and in a 2005 speech she talked about the Catholic parish she grew up in, and how her grandmother’s land donation made it possible to create a parish for blacks who experienced segregation in the primarily white church.

CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta last winter was reportedly a leading candidate for the position but withdrew his name, citing demands of time and pressure on his family.



TOPICS: Catholic; General Discusssion; Moral Issues; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: benjamin; bhosurgeongeneral; catholichospitals; catholics; cha; physicians; reginabenjamin; surgeongeneral

1 posted on 07/13/2009 1:09:00 PM PDT by NYer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Salvation; narses; SMEDLEYBUTLER; redhead; Notwithstanding; nickcarraway; Romulus; ...

Obama picks another Catholic.


2 posted on 07/13/2009 1:09:30 PM PDT by NYer ("One Who Prays Is Not Afraid; One Who Prays Is Never Alone"- Benedict XVI)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NYer
Another useful idiot “Catholic”
3 posted on 07/13/2009 1:10:41 PM PDT by Kansas58
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: NYer

I read this morning that she urged that all medical students receive training in performing abortions.


4 posted on 07/13/2009 1:10:55 PM PDT by pgkdan ( I miss Ronald Reagan!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: NYer

“Obama picks another Catholic.”

If she is pro-choice, then it should read CINO.


5 posted on 07/13/2009 1:11:06 PM PDT by Lou Budvis (Palin Nation = Reagan Country.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

Comment #6 Removed by Moderator

To: NYer

Where is she on abortion?

There was nothing in the CNA article about abortion either.

Red flag to me.

If she is really Catholic there would be a statement against abortion. Hmmmm


7 posted on 07/13/2009 1:45:12 PM PDT by Salvation (With God all things are possible.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Salvation

bump to follow later...


8 posted on 07/13/2009 1:49:14 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. God help us.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: NYer

anyone notice this women looks like she’s morbidly obese?

nice pick there Zero


9 posted on 07/13/2009 2:45:26 PM PDT by Lib-Lickers 2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pgkdan
I read this morning that she urged that all medical students receive training in performing abortions.

What! Can you find a link and post it? Obama is following a pattern of selecting Catholics "in name only" for his administration. What's up with this?

10 posted on 07/13/2009 3:30:04 PM PDT by NYer ("One Who Prays Is Not Afraid; One Who Prays Is Never Alone"- Benedict XVI)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: theknuckler_33

Great! Now Obama has appointed Forrest Gump’s doctor to be the nation’s chief MD!


11 posted on 07/13/2009 6:56:25 PM PDT by Oscar the Grouch
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: NYer

http://lifenews.com/nat5208.html
“Obama Surgeon General Pick Regina Benjamin Wanted Docs to Learn Abortions”


12 posted on 07/13/2009 6:56:26 PM PDT by iowamark (certified by Michael Steele as "ugly and incendiary")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: NYer
Is she a "BABY KILLING CATHOLIC BY BELIEF"? Another proud supporter of PLANNED PARENTHOOD?

Or does she actually respect CATHOLIC TEACHINGS?

13 posted on 07/14/2009 6:29:38 AM PDT by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: topher
Is her "Black Catholic" Parish used as an abortion clinic for "Poor Blacks" in Alabama.

After all, as SCOTUS Justice Ginsberg has stated, we need to dispose of these unwanted and undesirable babies...

14 posted on 07/14/2009 6:35:06 AM PDT by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: NYer; Salvation
How much money does she donate monthly to Planned Parenthood
15 posted on 07/14/2009 6:36:17 AM PDT by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: iowamark

Thanks for the link ... I’ll post it later.


16 posted on 07/14/2009 7:37:28 AM PDT by NYer ("One Who Prays Is Not Afraid; One Who Prays Is Never Alone"- Benedict XVI)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: NYer
In 2006, she was awarded the papal cross Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice by Pope Benedict XVI.

Msgr. Michael Farmer, chancellor of the Archdiocese of Mobile, Ala., said Benjamin was nominated for the [Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice] because of "her commitment to her faith as well as for putting her faith into practice."


Maybe shes for a for real Catholic Doctor?
17 posted on 07/14/2009 7:48:41 AM PDT by Dominick ("Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought." - JP II)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Dominick
In 2006, she was awarded the papal cross Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice by Pope Benedict XVI. Msgr. Michael Farmer, chancellor of the Archdiocese of Mobile, Ala., said Benjamin was nominated for the [Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice] because of "her commitment to her faith as well as for putting her faith into practice."

So then let me get this straight. This doctor is clearly pro-abortion and has been pushing the AMA in that direction since 1990, and then in 2006 Pope Benedict awards her the papal cross.

18 posted on 07/14/2009 4:24:04 PM PDT by Uncle Chip (TRUTH : Ignore it. Deride it. Allegorize it. Interpret it. But you can't ESCAPE it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Uncle Chip
So then let me get this straight. This doctor is clearly pro-abortion and has been pushing the AMA in that direction since 1990, and then in 2006 Pope Benedict awards her the papal cross.

I would really appreciate a link for her stance. I would love to have it for others to see.
19 posted on 07/15/2009 10:38:29 AM PDT by Dominick ("Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought." - JP II)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: NYer

straight up race pick


20 posted on 07/15/2009 10:43:40 AM PDT by wardaddy (Proudly Anti-Abortion, not and will never be Pro-Life...........Sarah Palin, there is no substitute)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Dominick

post #12 right above you — from LifeNews


21 posted on 07/15/2009 11:29:57 AM PDT by Uncle Chip (TRUTH : Ignore it. Deride it. Allegorize it. Interpret it. But you can't ESCAPE it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Uncle Chip
Benjamin is also on the board of directors of Physicians for Human Rights, an organization which has spoken out against illegal abortions in many nations across the world. The group has relied on disputed statistics on maternal deaths from abortions to call for legalization.

This is damning.

The PHR also supports needle exchanges enabling junkies to continue to use drugs, but with clear needles. This is like saying you can drink booze if you are an alcoholic but heres a clean glass.

The PHR seems to have very little on Abortion.
22 posted on 07/16/2009 4:54:31 AM PDT by Dominick ("Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought." - JP II)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Religion
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson