House Vote on Senate-Passed Healthcare Bill, May 21, 2010
Stupak Misled Voters on Commitment to Abortion Protections
Video Reveals He Always Planned to Vote for Healthcare Bill
SAN FRANCISCO, March 24, 2010 --While telling the public of the firm commitment he and twelve other pro-life Democrats had to blocking passage of the healthcare bill if it had language in it that provided for taxpayer financing of abortion, it seems that he intended to vote for the bill all along. Evidence was found in a video posted on YouTube in October 2009.
San Francisco Archdiocesan Official Blasts Catholic Hospitals
Split with Bishops on Healthcare Bill Symptomatic
SAN FRANCISCO, March 23, 2010 --In a very candid letter in the today's Catholic San Francisco, Public Policy and Social Concerns Director, Goerge Wesolek joined what is starting to be a chorus of Church officials acknowledging the split between Catholic Hospitals and ideologically oriented nuns that own them and the U.S. bishops over the expansion of abortion in the recently passed healthcare reform bill. The sisters actually claimed the bishops were lying about the abortion provisions that reversed longstand U.S. policy and have cleared the way for taxpayer funding of abortion.
White House Ruse Swaying Pro-life Dems
WASHINGTON, DC, March 21, 2010 -- Apparently pro-life Democrats are starting to buckle under pressure. In exchange, the President has committed to issue an executive order barring taxpayer funding of abortion. This is nothing but a public acknowledgment by the President that the flawed Senate-passed bill does indeed clear the way for taxpayer funded abortions. If they were sincere, they would allow the ban on taxpayer funding to be put into the law. The executive order is meaningless as it can be rescinded at any time. Obama has previously rescinded the Mexico City policy executive order that prevented taxpayer money to be spent abortions and coerced sterilizations.
Architect of Betrayal?:
WH Exposes Obama as Provocateur of Catholic Dissention
WASHINGTON, DC, March 18, 2010 -- White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs revealed to reporters today that President Barack Obama actively promoted the Catholic Health Association's public break with the American Catholic bishops to support his health care legislation.
Healthcare Vote Looms
Strategy to Divide Catholics Raising Concerns
Bishops Outraged at Morally Flawed Statements by Catholic Organizations
WASHINGTON, DC, March 18, 2010 -- Catholic Health Association President, Sr. Carol Keehan, DC, representing Catholic hospitals, has incited vocal opposition from bishops across the country in response to her letter to Congress requesting passage of the Senate-passed healthcare reform bill that includes taxpayer funding for abortion. The Catholic hospitals' outspoken support for this morally flawed bill is causing confusion among Catholics and may lead some to unwittingly ask their congressman to pass it when they would actually oppose it if they had the facts from the bishops and pro-life organizations. More importantly, the confusion is making it more difficult for pro-life Democrats to resist the pressure they are getting from the President and the Democratic leadership in the House.
PRESIDENT OF U.S. BISHOPS SAYS COST IS TOO HIGH,
LOSS IS TOO GREAT FOR HEALTH CARE BILL NOT TO BE REVISED
WASHINGTON, DC, March 15, 2010—Cardinal Francis George of Chicago, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, issued the following statement on the state of health care reform:
Catholic Healthcare Association Breaks with Bishops
Supports Healthcare Bill with Abortion Funding
WASHINGTON, DC, March 16, 2010 -- This Catholic Healthcare Association (CHA) broke ranks with the US Bishops throwing their support behind the Senate-passed health care bill that clears the way for taxpayer funding of abortion. This hurts chances for defeating the bill and could provide cover for congressmen on the fence to give into pressure they are receiving from the President and Democratic leadership in the House.
Slaughter House Surprise:
Simply 'Deem' Health Bill Passed after Voting on Fix Bill
WASHINGTON, DC, March 12, 2010 -- Democrats struggling to find enough votes to pass the Senate bill in the House of Representatives could bypass the problem by simply "deeming" the health bill passed after voting for a separate compromise measure, rather than actually voting on it, according to House Rules Committee chair Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY).
Manhattan Declaration: Turning Point in History
New Ecumenical Moment
In his Lenten message for this year, Pope Benedict XVI focuses on the theme of justice. He reminds us that there can be no true justice without God, that is, without human beings recognizing their need for God and that only God can give us what we ultimately need.
Risk of Stillbirth 4 Times Higher After IVF
AARHUS, Denmark, February 22, 2010 -- Women who become pregnant with a single fetus after in vitro fertilization (IVF) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) have an increased risk of a stillbirth, according to new research out today.
Calif. Quietly Shifts Away from Embryo Research
Investors Knock Waste on Useless Research
LOS ANGELES, CA, January 29, 2010 - California's Institute for Regenerative Medicine came into being five years ago, fueled by a conviction that the Bush administration's restriction on embryo-destructive research in the National Institutes of Health was stifling the progress of science. But after years of fruitless work, the Institute has now quietly diverted funds from embryonic stem cell research (ESCR) to adult stem cell research - which has already produced dozens of treatments and all-out cures for maladies ranging from spinal cord injury, to Alzheimer's, to type I diabetes.
More than 40,000 take a Walk for Life on the West Coast
Saturday January 23rd, 2010 was the date of the sixth annual West Coast Walk for Life, officially known as “Walk for Life WC”. This year’s event drew by far, the largest crowd in history of the event and estimates pegged the total number at just over 40,000 participants. The City of St Francis was alive with Pro-Life spirit and it took the shape of every age, race, gender and socio-economic status imaginable—including a blind walker led along the 2-plus mile route by two companions, and several individuals walking with canes and a limp. As one participant with a cane told me, “Yes it’s painful, but worth it! We’re speaking for those who never got a chance to speak, let alone walk!” But that’s not all…
California Prop 71 Bait and Switch
A Jobs Program for Scientist
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 -- Investor’s Business Daily opines that Proposition 71 has been a failure [at finding promised cures]. [But] sad fact is that Proposition 71 was a smashing success that splendidly served the broader purpose for which it was brought forth. Using outrageous hype–little children getting out of their wheelchairs, etc.–its designers saw it both as a political hammer with which to concuss President Bush (only bruising him) and, more importantly, as a way by which to grab a permanent seat at the table of power for the Science Establishment.
Free Will, Conscience and Moral Choice
In a recent interview with Eleanor Clift in Newsweek magazine (Dec. 21), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was asked about her disagreements with the United States Catholic bishops concerning Church teaching. Speaker Pelosi replied, in part: “I practically mourn this difference of opinion because I feel what I was raised to believe is consistent with what I profess, and that we are all endowed with a free will and a responsibility to answer for our actions. And that women should have the opportunity to exercise their free will.”