Wednesday, August 19, 2009

August 19, 2009

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments today on remarks made yesterday by Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood:

Planned Parenthood is getting restless knowing that its abortion-happy health care reforms are on the skids. Cecile Richards is now accusing the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops of seeking to make “American women second-class citizens.” And that’s just the danger they are doing at home. Abroad, “their hard-line opposition to women’s rights also endangers millions of women around the globe.” Why they haven’t been locked up, she does not say.

Richards was recently summoned to the White House to discuss health care reform. Is this the kind of advice she was given—to lash out at Catholic bishops? If not, then someone needs to rein her in before the whole health care package blows up in their face.

Richards is either ignorant or lying when she says “comprehensive reproductive health care [is] supported by the majority of Americans.” In fact, nearly two in three Americans (63 percent) favor laws preventing the use of taxpayer funds for abortions. But no matter, data never convince ideologues.

This is great. The American people are called fascists by U.S. Congressmen because they oppose the health care bills now on the table, and Catholic bishops are told by one of the leading proponents of health care reform that they are a threat to human rights. This is the politics of self-destruction on steroids.


Carlos Echevarria said...

ObamaCare is being led by none other than...Kathleen Sebelius.

And I don't have to go down that road with you, because I know you know it quite well.

Beck had a great show about this with a Notre Dame Law Professor that explained by not having language either way on the bill, it opens it up as a legal "medical" procedure....

...mmm... said...

I am all for some form of national health bu ti do not want to pay for abortions or for that matter other's reckless lifestyles if they insist on smoking for example, or sleeping around and all the disease that comes from it. I think those who live risky lives should pay more but how you'd measure that without being fascist I have no idea!!

Annie said...

I agree with you mmm. Since measurement of a reckless lifestyle is generally subjective, I would just take what was included and let that be a pass. But, where matters of life are concerned re: abortion or euthenasia, I am entirely in harmony with Church teachings and would not support or want to be forced to pay for either. Sadly, but realisticly, here will be no clean or easy solution for this dilemma.

...mmm... said...

yes, understood. I do not want to see any form of government sponsored euthanasia either, regardless.