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Life Issues Institute: Truly Pro-Life or Turncoats?

8 April 2010

[Hat-Tip:   Life Issues Institute]

[Elder’s Note:  Three Ohio congressman (Steve Driehaus, Marcy Kaptur, and Tim Ryan) have made the list of self-professed pro-life Democrats who voted for the pro-abortion health care bill.  Two of these congressmen, Driehaus and Kaptur, accepted earmarks on the following day]

From here  (source:  The Sunlight Foundation, a watchdog group):

Twenty self-professed pro-life Democrats voted FOR the pro-abortion health care bill, many jumping ship along with Rep. Bart Stupak just hours before the final vote. We now know that, the next day, at least 11 of them put in requests for $3.4 billion worth of earmarks—special kick-backs to their districts. In Washington, money talks, and it appears these turncoats listened.

We’ll know for sure this summer, when the Appropriations Committee approves earmark requests. If the blood money gets paid out, Stupak’s gang can expect more time in the spotlight. Elected on a promise to protect life, they condemned millions of unborn babies to death by abortion with our tax dollars. They turned their backs on the babies and mothers who need genuine support, not murder, depression and pain. Generations lost for “thirty pieces of silver.”

Meanwhile, 15 truly pro-life Democrats held firm in the face of enormous pressure. As a result, their political endeavors will likely be squashed by congressional leadership. Still they won. Recognizing no bridge or building is worth more than a baby’s life, they sacrificed short-term gains for lifelong rewards.

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  1. W. Joseph Trickey
    30 April 2010 at 2:56 AM

    It’s preposterous to claim that the health care bill is pro-abortion. It’s not only not pro-abortion, but it further restricts use of federal money in even rape, incest and other extreme cases.

    At the same time at least the h.c. law addresses one of the most extreme anti-life phenomena in our nation. That is the very large number of people whose lives are cut short because of unavailability of any real health care to nearly 40 million Americans(we have many rural areas in the U. S. with poverty-induced shortened lifespans comparable to some third world nations.

    Talk about Christians putting the cart before the horse! The real issue of life in this context is not abortion at all- it’s life itself for people of the most sophisticated medical nation on earth with one of the poorest distribution systems of health care ever devised- except for the rich.
    – wjt

  2. Elder Oyster
    30 April 2010 at 4:05 AM

    RE: “It’s preposterous to claim that the health care bill is pro-abortion.”

    Really?
    http://www.youtube.com/user/frcblog#p/a/u/1/qLVVmqTU2XI

    RE: “Talk about Christians putting the cart before the horse! The real issue of life in this context is not abortion at all- it’s life itself for people of the most sophisticated medical nation on earth with one of the poorest distribution systems of health care ever devised- except for the rich.”

    Funny you should say that, because I’ve asked a gentleman who is an analyst for a healthcare thinktank to write an article here.

    https://elderoyster.wordpress.com/2010/03/29/private-health-insurance-and-health-care-reform-by-michael-bertaut/

    Mr. Bertaut has indicated that he admires the people of Massachusetts for having the gumption to try government health-care for their state. So, he’s not against the idea of health-care-for-all, just against a health care system that cannot be sustained.

    So the question is, can it be sustained, rather than, “why do all the Christians want to see people suffer in agony?”

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