“Pro-life” Democrats “sold out” when it came to health care bill abortion funding.

Former congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave, a pro-life advocate from Colorado who is a spokeswoman for the Susan B. Anthony List, emailed pro-lifer supporters today with more about the upcoming road trip.

“With so much on the line on November 2nd – including the fate of millions of unborn children threatened by the Obama-Pelosi agenda – the Susan B. Anthony List is getting ready to take our campaign for Life on the road,” she said.

“Starting next Tuesday, while members of Congress are home for their August recess, the SBA List team will travel across Pennsylvania, Indiana and Ohio to bring a message to the ‘pro-life Democrats’ and the voters in their districts,” Musgrave continued. “We’ve done it before, but this time it’s different.”

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Obama administration quietly advancing abortion-expanding agenda through administrative decisions

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The Obama administration has officially approved the first instance of taxpayer funded abortions under the new national government-run health care program. This is the kind of abortion funding the pro-life movement warned about when Congress considered the bill.

The Obama Administration will give Pennsylvania $160 million to set up a new “high-risk” insurance program under a provision of the federal health care legislation enacted in March.

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Sr. Carol Keehan forced out under pressure by Knights and Dames of Malta.

(LifeSiteNews.com) – Sister Carol Keehan, President of the US Catholic Health Association, has been pressured off the prestigious Holy Family Hospital Foundation board over her support for the federal health care bill. Sr. Keehan, in opposition to the United States bishops, was a key supporter of the abortion-expanding bill – so much so that she was given one of the 21 ceremonial pens President Obama used to sign the measure into law.

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Editor’s Note: The Knights of Columbus could learn a few things from the Knights of Malta.

The “deadly” social justice of Sister Carol

I have credited Winters in the past with a genuine pro-life commitment, so I wondered why he would get so choked up over a Catholic nun who was a key player in providing federal funding for abortion.

Here is Winter’s explanation of his admiration for Sr. Carol (emphasis added):

That applause came from somewhere deep in the consciousness of the assembled Catholics, all of whom share a commitment to the Church’s social justice traditions and teaching. It came from the years of frustration as successive presidents failed to find the political calculus needed to enact universal health coverage. It came, most especially, from the recognition that we almost encountered another chapter in that catalogue of frustration. But, at the last minute, Sister Carol, with that counter-cultural combination of a wealth of knowledge and experience and the unique authenticity of one who has chosen poverty, provided the moral push that pushed health care reform across the finish line.

We had come to hear Sister Carol speak, so we stopped the applause eventually. I wish it had gone on forever.

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First abortion funding, now the reality of “death panels” in Obamacare

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Now that President Barack Obama has signed the pro-abortion health care bill into law, a supporter of his has admitted the rationing components in it. During an appearance on ABC’s “This Week” Paul Krugman admits some of the concerns that pro-life groups pointed out during the debate.

Krugman claims accurately that the cost/benefit board established over private medicine by the new health care program will be able to impose “more or less binding judgments” refusing care.

He said these judgments will save “a lot of money” in the context of treating the elderly and people with disabilities and terminal illnesses.

Krugman also said the panel will prevent treatment that isn’t “medically” useful.

Wesley J. Smith, an author and attorney who is a bioethics watchdog, noticed the interview.

“No, the money won’t be taken out of the hide of patients who want physiologically useless treatment, it will come at the lethal cost to patients whose treatment will be refused because it could work, based on the invidious judgment that the patient’s life is not worth the money to support,” he said in response.

“In short, Krugman has admitted that contrary to the many mendacious denials by Obamacare supporters, the new regime will impose rationing,” as happens in the UK, Smith added.

“This is akin to imposing a duty to die because when we reach a certain point in life, we will not be able to obtain treatment we want that could keep us going. Indeed, for me, this centralized federal control over what will and will not be provided in medicine–and to whom–is the biggest reason (among so many) why Obamacare is wrong,” Smith commented.

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