Latest HHS nominee another abortion activist

Encourage Ohio’s U.S. senators to vote against Kathleen Sebelius

President Obama’s first pick for Secretary of Health and Human Services was former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle. That nomination made it clear that Obama was looking for someone to fast-forward his agenda of accelerated abortion and socialized medicine. As a senator, Daschle had opposed every pro-life measure, voted for taxpayer-funded military abortions and even supported partial birth abortion. Further, he authored a medical crisis manual that became the model for Obama’s universal health care program – advocating a shift away from physician/patient-directed health care to a system whereby health care would be controlled by a federal bureaucracy armed with a database of most cost-effective procedures.

Daschle withdrew his nomination after admitting to underreporting of income on his federal tax return. So much for the President’s first pick.

It took 30 days, but in Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius the President has found a replacement who is equally pro-abortion and equally unqualified to shape the nation’s health care system or to manage one of the federal government’s largest (with a $700 billion budget) agencies.

Governor Sibelius’ record on abortion actually is even more radical than that of Daschle. Unlike Daschle, though – and more in the mold of the President – her rhetoric often does not match her record. She has publicly professed a “personal opposition” to abortion. Yet as a state representative she voted against parental notification on abortion, against informed consent, and against abortion waiting periods. As governor she vetoed bills that would regulate abortion clinics and protect pregnant mothers. She has even supported the killing of innocent survivors of botched abortions.

Perhaps most telling – and shocking – is Sebelius’ support of the notorious late-term abortionist George Tiller, who stands trial later this month on 19 counts of illegally performing late-term abortions. In 2007, Sebelius honored Tiller and his employees at the Governor’s Mansion.

A dismal record on health care…

In addition to her abortion activism, Sebelius has failed miserably as a governor in the particular arena in which Obama has promised change. During her reign the number of Kansans without health care increased seven times faster than the national average. According to a representative of the Kansas Republican Party, since the governor took office the number of people covered by commercial health insurance has decreased by approximately 15 percent.

Please click the link at the bottom of this message to send Ohio’s U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown and George Voinovich a message encouraging them to vote NO on the confirmation of Kathleen Sebelius as Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Conscience protection for health care workers still on the chopping block

There’s still time to speak out on this issue!

One of the first orders of business for the next head of Health and Human Services could be implementation of Obama’s directive to rescind the “conscience protection rule” put in place by President Bush. That’s the HHS rule that protects doctors and other health care workers from being forced to perform or promote abortions contrary to their moral objections.

As we notified you earlier this week, over the weekend President Obama quietly announced his intention to deprive health care workers of this fundamental right. He has promised a 30-day period for public response. If you have not already done so, please click here to send the president a message regarding his intention to force doctors, nurses and other health care workers to perform or promote abortions and other procedures that are in conflict with their religious beliefs.

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