Smith: “President Obama is the abortion president. If he gets in for four more years he’ll be untethered.”

“Look at the stand Obama took on the threat to withdraw funding for the International Planned Parenthood Federation from the U.S. budget,” Smith remarked. “He said, ‘I’ll shut down the government before I don’t fund Planned Parenthood.’ So his priorities couldn’t have been clearer. His priority will be to fund all pro-abortion, non-governmental organizations to the max.”

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Abortion lobby powers the Democratic party money machine

The abortion lobby spends about $40 million each election to help Democrats. EMILY’s List, dedicated to electing pro-choice Democratic women, operates a political action committee (which can directly fund candidates), a 527 committee (which can run only “issue ads”), and a so-called SuperPAC (which use media to support or oppose candidates). In each of the past three election cycles, the group’s PAC and 527 have both been in the top four of those supporting Democrats. The PAC has spent $82 million in that period, while the 527 has spent $35 million, according to data from the Center for Responsive Politics. In 2010, the group created a SuperPAC, which spent $3.6 million, making it the fifth biggest such group in the country.

More important, however, may be the social dynamics among wealthy liberals who make up the Democrats’ fundraising network. Everywhere you see Obama and his party raising money, you see an abortion activist playing a lead role.

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Finally! Charges dropped against anti-abortion Notre Dame commencement protesters.

Charges have been dropped against 94 protesters arrested at Notre Dame two years ago.

The protesters, who thought President Barack Obama shouldn’t be allowed to speak at the Roman Catholic university’s commencement because of his support of abortion rights and embryonic stem-cell research, faced trespassing charges from events leading up to the speech. They were denied entry to campus, but later arrested when they wouldn’t leave.

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Obama on Supreme Court Nominee: There will be a “litmus test” and there won’t be a “litmus test”.

President Barack Obama, treading carefully in the explosive arena of abortion and the Supreme Court, said Wednesday he will choose a nominee who pays heed to the rights of women and the privacy of their bodies. Yet he said he won’t enforce any abortion rights “litmus tests.” Obama said it is “very important to me” that his court choice take women’s rights into account in interpreting the Constitution, his most expansive comments yet about how a woman’s right to choose will factor into his decision. – Associated Press (AP)

Obama nominee Dawn Johnsen is a rabid leftist, pro-abort

According to Johnsen:

Abortion restrictions ‘reduce pregnant women to no more than fetal containers.’

The argument that women who become pregnant have in some sense consented to the pregnancy belies reality… and others who are the inevitable losers in the contraceptive lottery no more ‘consent’ to pregnancy than pedestrians ‘consent’ to being struck by drunk drivers.

The experience [of abortion] is no longer traumatic; the response of most women to the experience is relief.

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Catholic Democrats: A site that should make authentic pro-lifers want to throw up!

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Report: Obama’s nominations neither moderate nor left of center, but radical.

Mathew Staver, the founder of Liberty Counsel and the Dean of Liberty University School of Law, commented on the new report.

“The list of individuals, their comments, and backgrounds demonstrates that President Obama uses a radical ideological litmus test to select his nominees, which clearly takes preference over experience or qualifications,” he said.

“Obama’s nominations are neither moderate nor merely left of center. They can best be described as radical. They are clearly out of touch with all but a radical fringe. Obama’s pattern of choosing radical ideologues raises serious concern about the competency of the government,” he concluded.

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Boxer admits Senate’s ‘abortion compromise’ nothing more than legislative sleight of hand

Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-California, has admitted to a national news agency that the so-called abortion compromise in the U.S. Senate’s proposed healthcare bill will actually do nothing to stop federal funding of abortions and amounts to nothing more than a clever accounting trick.

Boxer, who played a prominent role in brokering the ‘compromise’ in behind-closed-doors meetings with Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nevada, and Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Nebraska (who insisted on the abortion provision to obtain his yes vote), came under withering attacks from her longtime pro-abortion supporters following the inclusion of the Nelson provision.

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March for Life and White House Protest Part of Pro-Life Events Marking Roe

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — When the calendar reads January, the majority of Americans who consider themselves pro-life according to several 2009 polls can count on one thing. That’s the annual March for Life that sees hundreds of thousands of pro-life advocates heading to the nation’s capital.

They gather for the event — which sees a 20-30-person-wide sea of people for block after block parading down the main streets of Washington — to mark their opposition to abortion.

Specifically, the event is a condemnation of the 1973 Supreme Court decisions of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton that, together, ushered in an era of abortion on demand that has resulted in more than 50 million abortions and tens of millions of women injured physically and emotionally.

This year, for the first time ever, organizers of the March for Life also plan a White House protest.

They will hold a two-hour rally the night before the March for Life at Lafayette Park, across from the White House, in an attempt to show strong opposition to the pro-abortion record of President Barack Obama.

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OBAMA RENOMINATES ANTI-CATHOLIC LAWYER

Catholic League president Bill Donohue calls attention to the decision of President Obama to renominate Dawn Johnsen to head the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel:

Most of the critics of Dawn Johnsen focus on her strong pro-abortion record. While that is disturbing, a pro-abortion president can be expected to staff his administration with such persons, and no one doubts President Obama’s position on this subject. But it is an entirely different matter when a president selects bigots to work for him.

Dawn Johnsen is not someone who simply takes issue with the Catholic Church’s pro-life position: she wants to punish the Church. In the late 1980s, she joined a cadre of anti-Catholics to strip the Catholic Church of its tax exempt status. The charge? The Church was guilty of violating IRS strictures because it took a strong pro-life position. The lawsuit failed.

The person who led this assault was Lawrence Lader, co-founder of NARAL with Dr. Bernard Nathanson. (Nathanson later dropped his pro-abortion position, became a strong pro-life advocate and converted to Catholicism.) At the time the two men founded NARAL, Lader, according to Nathanson, liked to refer to the Catholic Church as “our favorite whipping boy,” maintaining that his goal was to “bring the Catholic hierarchy out where we can fight them. That’s the real enemy.” (Italics in the original.) That was in the late 1960s. Twenty years later, Lader published a vicious book assailing the Catholic Church, and it was at this time that he launched his bid—assisted by Johnsen—to break the Church.

This is who Dawn Johnsen is. She is a person who is so fueled with hatred of the Catholic Church that she would like to destroy it. Having failed to secure her appointment last year, Obama has decided that he just can’t proceed without her. How telling.

Johnsen is not the first anti-Catholic chosen by Obama, but she is by far the most extreme and the most dangerous.

Catholic Abortion Foe Rep. Bart Stupak Defies His Democratic Party on Health Care Bill

MENOMINEE, Mich. — Representative Bart Stupak often endures things others find unbearable. He crisscrosses a Congressional district so vast that some constituents live eight hours apart and so cold that the beer at his beloved football games sometimes freezes. Years ago, as a state trooper, he blew out his knee chasing a suspect, and he has since had so many operations that he now returns to work the same day, toting crutches and ice.

After his younger son committed suicide in 2000, using the congressman’s gun, Mr. Stupak soon resumed his predawn commute to Washington and his solid voting record with the National Rifle Association.

Now he is enduring more hatred than perhaps any other member of Congress, much of it from fellow Democrats. His name has become a slogan: “Stop Stupak!”

Scott Schloegel, his chief of staff, said wearily, “I can’t tell you how many New Yorkers have called me up and yelled at me about this Stupak guy.”

With final negotiations on a health care overhaul beginning this week, complaints about “the evil Stupak amendment,” as the congressman dryly called it over dinner here recently, are likely to grow even louder. The amendment prevents women who receive federal insurance subsidies from buying abortion coverage — but critics assert it could cause women who buy their own insurance difficulty in obtaining coverage.

Mr. Stupak insists that the final bill include his terms, which he says merely reflect current law. If he prevails, he will have won an audacious, counterintuitive victory, forcing a Democratic-controlled Congress to pass a measure that will be hailed as an anti-abortion triumph. If party members do not accept his terms — and many vow they will not — Mr. Stupak is prepared to block passage of the health care overhaul.

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Ben Nelson’s “Conversion” – Another Crass Political Payoff – the Chicago Way

The cynical way Barack Obama hustled Ben Nelson for 30 pieces of silver and the 60th vote for the cause of federalizing a sixth of the economy will be his… and Nelson’s… Waterloo.

The deal involved the state of Nebraska wherein Obama promised to have the U.S. government cover Nebraska’s estimated $45 million share of Medicaid coverage over a decade.

For this payoff… a crass, Chicago Way style of paying for votes on the barrelhead… Obama, the purported idealistic Messiah got his way with a program that will submerge the quality of medical care in this country, lead to single payer and likely rationing.

So one can say to Sen. Nelson what St. Thomas More said to Sir Richard Rich in paraphrase: All this for… paying the Medicaid bill for… NEBRASKA?”

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Mixed signals on health care reform from Catholic hospitals/lobbyists

The following comes from an article sent out on December 15 on CatholicWorld Report.com by Anne Hendershott, formerly sociology professor at the Universtiy of San Diego.

The battle over health care reform promises to be the most expensive one ever waged in Congress, as armies of lobbyists advance on Washington to demand that new legislation reflect their interests. Recognizing the high stakes involved, hospitals, drug companies, unions, and a host of health care providers ranging from medical device makers to Planned Parenthood have spent nearly $400 million on lobbying. All have a vested interest in “fixing” health care to their advantage.

One of the most visible activists involved in shaping health care reform is Sr. Carol Keehan, president of the Catholic Health Association (CHA), an advocacy organization that represents the interests of Catholic hospitals and large Catholic health care organizations throughout the country. Catholic hospitals and health care facilities pay dues to the CHA, whose stated mission is “to promote the Catholic Church’s ministry in health care and to respond to the members’ need to practice quality health care in the communities where they serve.”

In an attempt to fulfill this mission, Sr. Keehan has been out on the front lines advocating for health care reform from the earliest days of the Obama administration. On what side of the debate Sr. Keehan’s CHA falls, however, has been unclear and a source of concern given that all reform proposals before November permitted an expansion of abortion rights.

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Give President Obama His 1-Year Report Card Grade

President Obama:

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President Obama told Oprah Winfrey that he deserves “a good, solid B-plus” for his work as the nation’s chief executive during his first year in office.

How would you grade his performance?

Click here to grade the President (and see how others graded him)

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Real Catholic TV tells it like it is: Must-see video explains a lot!

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Catechists offended by photo of President Barack Obama in Catholic classroom

Precisely where does education stop and partisan politicking begin?

Is it appropriate to have a photo of President Barack Obama, the most anti-life, pro abortion, and (arguably) anti-Catholic president of all time, prominently displayed in an individual classroom of a Catholic school, without some sort of qualification or disclaimer?

What does such a display say about the teacher, the principle, the school, the pastor and the parish?

What message does it send to the students?

I can lend a bit of insight into this issue, since I had the opportunity to substitute-teach in that classroom, not too long ago.

I did my best to simply ignore the display, which I personally found to be offensive, but what really shocked me was the response I got when I asked the kids to name some people they considered to be heroically Christ-like.

A little hand went up, and of course, the first candidate for sainthood turned out to be Barack Obama, the abortion president! Stifling the urge to throw up, I bravely carried on. Next!

I know that complaints about the picture have been made to the teacher, the school principal, the diocese, the provincial of the religious order, and even the bishop … but so far, nothing  at all has been done.

Maybe we need a week or two of picketing out in front of the school, just to make sure that the kids get a fair and balanced view of things. Leafleting the parking lot and/or financial sanctions might work, too.

If we can’t get that Obama picture to come down, the least we can do is demand a disclaimer of some sort … perhaps written in the blood of aborted babies. Alternatively, we might simply “throw in the towel” and give all the kids Notre Dame scholarships.

Paraphrasing the words of President Ronald Reagan (who wasn’t very pro-life either, but who was as ideologically different from Barack Obama  as anyone ever could be, “Mrs. W … tear down that picture!”

Until then, we pray. (Send me an email if you want more information.)

Abortion Kills More Black Americans Than the Seven Leading Causes of Death Combined – CDC Data

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When asked to comment on this report, Dr. Freda Bush, a pro-life obstetrician and gynecologist in private practice in Jackson, Miss., told CNSNews.com that she found the explanation for the high rate of black abortions “disingenuous.”

“I would just like for them to explain why there’s such a significant proportion of their (Planned Parenthood) clinics that are located in minority communities,” said Bush, who is black. “So if you’ll notice, I did not mention that as a factor when I talked to you [earlier], so I was not accusing them of anything.

“I was just pointing out the fact that we have more, but since they brought it up, I would like for them to explain where their clinics are located, and why their clinics are located in that area,” she added.

“I would also like for an explanation of why their founder, Margaret Sanger, who was a known eugenist, also had a Negro project, and an explanation if that was not directed at the ‘undesirables,’” said Bush. “So, I’m not accusing them of anything. I would just like an explanation for the practices that they have continued.”

Dr. Alveda King, niece of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is a pro-life activist. In August 2007 she told a meeting of Priests for Life that abortionists “plant their killing centers in minority neighborhoods and prey upon women who think they have no hope.”

“The great irony,” she said, “is that abortion has done what the Klan only dreamed of.”

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Obama now thinks that killing babies is a “public service” and “honorable work” – worthy of volunteers

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New U.S. Vatican Ambassador Diaz just another lying pro-abort?

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Pro-life Catholics have had a reason to be concerned about Diaz because he was a member of Obama’s Catholic advisory team during the 2008 presidential campaign and helped cover up his pro-abortion record during the campaign.

The National Catholic Register complained about Diaz and abortion after the Senate confirmed him to the ambassador position.

“The Catholic theology professor’s beliefs regarding the life issues and other moral issues, where President Barack Obama’s stances differ sharply with Church teachings, remain something of a cipher,” it said.

The newspaper said it appears that Diaz “is a proponent of Obama’s ‘common ground’ approach on the life issues, which in practice consists of implementing pro-abortion policies and appointing pro-abortion personnel to key positions while proclaiming rhetorically that Obama would like to see the number of abortions reduced through the implementation of social policies that allegedly would discourage abortions.”

In 2006, Diaz served as theological consultant to the Catholic Alliance for the Common Good.

The group eventually came under fire from Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver, who said it had “done a disservice to the Church, confused the natural priorities of Catholic social teaching, undermined the progress pro-lifers have made, and provided an excuse for some Catholics to abandon the abortion issue instead of fighting within their parties and at the ballot box to protect the unborn.”

Obama isn’t alone in earning Diaz’s support, as he also endorsed pro-abortion Kansas governor Kathleen Sebelius and her nomination to become Obama’s health secretary.

Diaz was one of several Catholic college professors to support her bid, which prompted Cardinal Newman Society president Patrick Reilly to say they were “giving comfort and aid to those whose stated goals are to advance policies directly opposed to Catholic teachings on life issues.”

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Poll Finds 42 Percent of Americans Don’t Know Barack Obama Pro-Abortion

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Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Looking further into the new Pew Research center poll on abortion, the survey reveals that a substantial percentage of Americans don’t know that President Barack Obama has a strong pro-abortion position and record. The poll found 42 percent of Americans are unaware.

The poll finds that four-in-ten Americans are unaware of Obama’s position on abortion, although pro-life advocates are most well-informed — which is a testimony to the work of pro-life organizations.

On the other hand, independent voters and abortion advocates are less informed that Obama has been stridently pro-abortion.

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