Thursday, April 30, 2009
Abortion Advocate Sworn in as Secretary of Health and Human Services
Last night, after two months of explosive debate, Kathleen Sebelius was sworn in as the next U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services.
As Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) put it yesterday during the long hours of debate, "I think there's a flaw there, a critical defect in this nominee... I think she's a wonderful lady, but I think she lacks part of the moral clarity that is required to lead this nation into the future. Her ability from the start will be compromised by her position on this issue [abortion]."
"Governor Sebelius is one in a line of pro-abortion activists appointed to positions in the Obama administration: Dawn Johnsen, former legal director of NARAL, was named as assistant attorney general for the Office of Legal Counsel; Ellen Moran, former executive director of the pro-abortion EMILY's List, was appointed White House communications director; and Melody Barnes, Obama's domestic policy advisor, previously served on the boards of both EMILY's List and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund.
Indeed, many of Obama's appointees to key public policy and health-related positions look like a "Who's Who" of the Abortion Industry focused on promoting and protecting abortion on demand."
National Right to Life
Sebelius won her nomination on a 65-31 vote, with Republican Kansas Senators Roberts and Brownback (Roberts and Brownback are declared themselves as pro-life) joining the entire Democratic caucus (including newly Democratic Senator Specter), and Republicans Kit Bond of Missouri, Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe of Maine, Judd Gregg of New Hampshire, Richard Lugar of Indiana, and George Voinovich of Ohio. Senate Roll Call
Sebelius is Catholic and "Owing to her Catholicism, Sebelius opposes the death penalty. (Jun 2008)"
And in "In 2006, Sebelius said: "My Catholic faith teaches me that all life is sacred, and personally I believe abortion is wrong."
However, her Catholic "faith" hasn't stopped her from being a pro-abortion advocate and she is "Endorsed by Planned Parenthood for years as pro-choice. (Apr 2008)"
And in May, 2008 the Archbishop of Kansas chided the governor for supporting abortion.
On the Issues
One more piece of puzzle in place for Barack Obama's Abortion Agenda