Sunday, March 01, 2009

Confirmation Question for Sebelius

Q: Given your public statements that you believe abortion is wrong, do you believe that Roe v. Wade was correctly decided, in that it held that the life and health of unborn children were of no concern to governments?

Readers are welcomed to append their favourite questions below.

Some have said that abortion, and Sebelius' well-publicised entanglement with the abortion industry in Kansas--embodied by partial-birth-abortion specialist George Tiller--might overshadow Sebelius' qualifications to be Secretary of Health. In fact her stance on abortion IS her primary health-care qualification; she has made no national news in the last four years on any health-related issue EXCEPT abortion.

Now, we cannot delude ourselves that the 54% of Catholics who voted for Obama are going to suddenly have the scales fall from their eyes, but we do need to demonstrate that "common ground" really just means "you look the other way and we'll do what we please."

The fact that both of Obama's nominees (first former South Dakota Senator Tom Daschle, now Kansas Governor Sebelius) for Secretary of Health and Human Services have been putative Catholics scolded by their bishops for their intransigence on abortion demonstrates the mendacity of the Obama position on abortion, especially where Catholics are concerned.

UPDATE: The New York Times is less than enthusiastic over the choice: "But on matters of health policy, which she will oversee if her nomination is confirmed by the Senate, Ms. Sebelius’s efforts to forge bipartisan consensus have rarely succeeded."

UPDATE: The crypto-secular National Catholic [sic] Reporter wheeled out a press-release-cum-"news"-article shilling for Sebelius reporting the support of several of their usual suspects in dissent praising both Sebelius and the choice. Obama's secular infiltrators within the Church were well-prepped, it seems.

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