Archive for December, 2009
December 23, 2009
Prayers and support for Sen Ben Nelson to reconsider his vote
Nebraska democratic Senator Ben Nelson sold out. It’s true and the pro-life community is disappointed, angered and despondent. Sen Nelson had repeatedly vowed that he would not vote for the senate version of “healthcare reform” unless the bill included strict language prohibiting the use of federal funds for abortion.
Instead, at the 11th hour, Senator Nelson caved. Not to pressure, but to temptation. A $100 million payoff to Nelson by way of a permanent exemption from increased state contributions to Medicaid for Nebraska.
Senator Nelson has been roundly castigated. And deservedly so. But he surely has heard our voices and now is the time to forgive. We all err, and we all succumb to temptation on occasion. And in Senator Nelson’s case there is ample time for a generally staunch defender of the unborn to make amends and find redemption.
December 10, 2009
The left’s standard response to common sense restrictions on abortion
Berkeley, CA has once again distinguished itself in the category of, well let’s just say unseemly public behavior. The Berkley City Council, by a vote of 8 – 1, yesterday voted to send letters of displeasure to 20 democratic members of the US House Of Representatives who had voted in favor of the Stupak-Pitts Amendment to the House “healthcare reform” bill. The Stupak amendment prohibits tax payer funding of abortions.
Mixed in with the hundreds of thousands of other letters already pouring into the House expressing “displeasure” over you name it, the council’s letters needed that extra Berkley touch to get the special attention correspondence from Berkley deserves. And when progressives have the need to express themselves on abortion they usually like to say it with coat hangers.
So with each unhappy letter, the Berkley City Council included a coat hanger. Sure, everyone gets the extremely clever idea. But this tasteless display of feminist effrontery says more about the bitter, obsessive nature of the abortion lobby than anything else.
Category: Politics Of Abortion