The basic lines of ‘pro-choice’ rhetoric were sketched out by Catholic theologians, at the residence of America’s most famous Catholic family, nine years before the Roe v. Wade decision.

The Catholic role in repealing the laws on contraception is only part of the story. As Phil Lawler reported in his book, Faithful Departed: The Collapse of Boston’s Catholic Culture, the scheme to legalize abortion took place not in a candle-lit basement where Satanists celebrated black masses, but at the home of America’s leading Catholic family, the Kennedys.

In 1964, Lawler wrote, leftist Catholic priests Robert DrinanCharles Curran and other theologians convened at Hyannis Port, Mass., with the brain trust behind the Senate campaign of Robert F. Kennedy.  They concocted the teaching that abortion could be justified if it were the “lesser of two evils” and that “a blanket prohibition might be more harmful to the common good”  because political leaders might  “impose their own private views on public policy. …The skillful operatives of the Kennedy family would round up the votes to end restrictions on abortion and eventually provide public subsidies. The Jesuit theologians would provide protective cover” and sabotage Catholic teaching in the universities. “Thus, the basic lines of ‘pro-choice’ rhetoric were sketched out by Catholic theologians, at the residence of America’s most famous Catholic family, nine years before the Roe v. Wade decision.”

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Pelosi mistakenly invokes St. Joseph on pro-abortion Health Bill

Pelosi said that Friday March 19th is the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker. It’s not. That day is May 1st. Today is the Solemnity of St. Joseph.

Pelosi also claimed that if St. Joseph was alive, he would support her Health Care legislation. (Not a chance!) Then she went on to brag of  the unqualified support of Catholic women’s religious orders … which is not only untrue but also irrelevant.

I’ve always believed that St. Joseph is one of the greatest and most unappreciated of the saints. After this last Pelosi stunt, we can only hope that the most chaste spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the foster father of Jesus will powerfully intercede for us on the side of truth and life.

I’m predicting that the deciding “NO” vote on the Health Care Bill, or it’s ultimate demise in the courts, will now (somehow) be inevitably linked with the name of “Joseph”!

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8 ways that abortion is most definitely included in the Health Care Bill

1. The legislation specifically includes it. The President’s bill to amend the Senate bill leaves several abortion provisions in place. In Section 1303 it allows tax credit subsidies for plans that include abortion and leaves the abortion surcharge in place. It maintains the proposal to create a multi-state plan that includes abortion in Sec. 1334. Even worse, it would increase the Senate bill funding from $7 billion to $11 billion for community health centers in Sec. 10503 without any abortion funding restrictions.  (H.R. 3590, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.)

2. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has said it is. “And I would say that the Senate language, which was negotiated by Senators Barbara Boxer and Patty Murray, who are very strong defenders of women’s health services and choices for women, take a big step forward from where the House left it with the Stupak amendment, and I think do a good job making sure there are choices for women. . .That would be an accounting procedure, but everybody in the exchange would do the same thing, whether you’re male or female, whether you’re 75 or 25, you would all set aside a portion of your premium that would go into a fund.”  (Sebelius: Everyone will pay into abortion-coverage fund.)

3.  Senate Democrats refused to ban it. Instead of allowing for an up or down vote on a Senate amendment similar to the Stupak Amendment in the House which bans federal funding of abortion, Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) “tabled” the amendment, effectively killing it.  This was the only amendment dealt with in this way. (Vote No. 369 S.Amdt. 2962 to S.Amdt. 2786 to H.R. 3590)

4.  House Pro-life Democrats, who support a government takeover, say it is. “The Senate language is a significant departure from current law and is unacceptable.” (House Representative Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), February 23, 2010, CBS News)… “I think abortion’s wrong. The problem is that I’ve lived too long. When they say they can keep this money separate, I just don’t believe it.” (House Representative Marion Berry (D-Ark.), March 6, 2010, Arkansas News.)

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The truth and the lies about abortion funding in the health care bill

I just don’t see how Nancy Pelosi could possibly continue lying about this when the funding of abortion is pretty much the entire reason this awful bill can’t pass. How stupid do they think we are? Wait. Don’t anwer that.

Doug Johnson of National Right to Life wrote:

Speaker Pelosi has her own idiosyncratic dictionary, one in which federal agencies can pay for abortion on demand without spending “public funds” or “taxpayer funds” for abortion. In ordinary English, however, this is deceptive claptrap.

Kathleen McKinley at Right Wing News said:

Every version of the health-care bill has contained multiple pro-abortion mandates and federal subsidies for abortion, except for the version that was fixed by adoption of the Stupak-Pitts amendment. But Obama and Reid kept that provision out of the Senate bill. It had been used to get Stupak and other pro life Democrats (I love typing that..pro-life Democrats- music to my ears ) votes in the House, but then quickly dropped to satisfy abortion lobby. The final bill is the most pro-abortion piece of legislation since Roe v. Wade. It would result in direct federal funding of abortion through Community Health Centers, tax subsidies for private plans that cover abortion, and pro-abortion federal administrative mandates. When Obama said that no federal funds would be used to fund abortion, he was either flat out lying or he changed his mind. He should admit that now.

I think that the Democrats have had the media in their pocket for so long that they’ve believed that they can lie with impugnity and never get called on it. But it’s our job as bloggers and new media types to continue getting the word out that the people are being lied to.

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The racial component of abortion

Atlanta, GA (LifeNews.com) — Atlanta drivers will soon see billboards all over the city that educate them about the racist component of abortions — that pro-life advocates point out target black Americans. In a city with a large African-American population, the billboards are already sparking controversy and they’ve not been put up yet.

The Radiance Foundation is sponsoring a campaign of 65 billboards across town and they should be visible starting on February 15.

“We’re aiming for a lot more, but that’s where we’re at,” Ryan Bomberger, co-founder of the group, recently told the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

“This is not a campaign that targets black women,” Bomberger said. “It’s a campaign that exposes an industry that we believe targets African-Americans.”

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Fr. Richard Neuhaus – A Priest Not Afraid to Proclaim the Truth

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Excerpts from Writings and Statements of Fr. Richard Neuhaus – A Priest Not Afraid to Proclaim the Truth

“Faithful Catholics owe it to the Church and owe it to their bishops not to let them off the hook. In this instance, the virtue of docility includes a respect for bishops that requires recalling them to the duty and the dignity to which they were ordained. Too many of them have neglected that duty and debased that dignity.

At the epicenter of the continuing crisis is the simple, however difficult, virtue of fidelity. What is this crisis about? The answer is that this crisis is about three things: fidelity, fidelity, and fidelity. The fidelity of bishops and priests to the teaching of the Church and to their solemn vows; the fidelity of bishops in exercising oversight in ensuring obedience to that teaching and to those vows; and the fidelity of the lay faithful in holding bishops and priests accountable.

I have been told that the proposition is “controversial,” but I suggest it is almost embarrassingly self-evident: if bishops and priests had been faithful to the teaching of the Church and their sacred vows, there would be no scandal. Those who would confuse the subject reflexively reach for complexity. No, I am sorry, it is as simple as that. We are reaping the whirlwind of widespread infidelity.”
http://www.firstthings.com/article.php3?id_article=2031

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Are Obama and Pelosi dodging the life-and-death question?

Newsweek
The Democrats and the Abortion Wars

Are Obama and Pelosi dodging the life-and-death question?

George Weigel
Newsweek Web Exclusive
Updated: 8:38 PM ET Aug 25, 2008

A few years ago, Richard Doerflinger, a pro-life Roman Catholic intellectual with decades of experience in the trenches of America’s culture wars, was invited to debate the moral and legal status of the human embryo before a large class of Harvard undergraduates. During the course of the discussion, Doerflinger’s Harvard faculty interlocutor drew a timeline of human biological development on the blackboard: conception, implantation, brain waves, viability, birth and so forth. His challenge to Doerflinger was to defend, in a nonarbitrary way and without reference to religious principles, the notion that society should recognize moral value and legal rights at any particular point along that line. If here, why here? If there, why there?

After the class, as the conversation continued with a few students and the professor, Doerflinger took a piece of chalk and extended the timeline to the end of the blackboard, where he wrote “Tenure.” The students laughed, and got the message. The only point along that continuum that wouldn’t be arbitrary was the starting point—conception.

Perhaps Doerflinger should send his extended timeline to the Democratic National Convention in Denver.

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McCain leads by four points in latest Gallup poll

McCain leads by four points in latest Gallup poll

The Obama fan club, also known as the media, is not reporting this in the U.S., but, according to an article in the August 2 through 8 edition of The Economist newspaper on London, Sen. John McCain is leading Barack Hussein Obama by four points in the latest, national Gallup poll…this national poll comes as McCain is surging in swing states, like Ohio, where he “has a 10 point lead,” the paper notes. McCain has also been gaining in six other battleground states. . . A poll by Rasmussen Reports indicates that 20 percent of Democrats plan to vote for McCain in November…and show that enthusiasm for Hussein Obama among college students has dropped dramatically since the spring…apparently the kids no longer think he is the secular “Messiah,” or the Chosen One, though the media is still agog over the the abortion extremist, junior Senator from Illinois. . .Hussein Obama is also losing women over 40, according to a new Fox New Channel poll…other polls show that evangelicals favor McCain over Hussein Obama by a 6-to1 margin. The traditional Christian vote may be key in the fall to keeping the Culture of Life at the White House. . .Hussein Obama’s poll numbers, overall, may not be as good as the media purport them to be….The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Democratic pollster Peter Hart estimates that 10 percent of Democrats and 10 percent of Independents who say they support Hussein Obama “may not be giving a fully honest answer, at least based on their responses to broader questions…” reports in Investor’s Business Daily may give a clue as to why: many voters now recognize the presumptuous Democratic nominee as a true communist, not just a lifestyle liberal.

 

Speaker Nancy Pelosi targets federal protections for pro-life doctors, nurses


Purported Catholic, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is battling against federal regulations from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that will protect health care workers from being forced to participate in an abortion, or administer abortifacent drugs that they find morally objectionable, according to a report in this week’s edition of Catholic newspaper, The Wanderer. Health care organizations that receive federal funds – and that’s almost every health care organization – will have to promise not to discriminate against those who object to abortion on the basis of religious faith or moral convictions. . .

Excerpted from “The Traditionalist”, which is a publication of the Holy Innocents/Chicago Cell of Missionaries of the Evangelium Vitae.