Catholics United Accused of Spreading Misinformation About Sebelius, Abortion
by Steven Ertelt
March 2, 2009
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The political cover group for pro-abortion President Barack Obama, Catholics United, is being accused of spreading misinformation about the pro-abortion record of Kathleen Sebelius. She is the pro-abortion Kansas governor Obama named as his Health Secretary.
Catholics United claims Sebelius is responsible for lowering the number of abortions in Kansas, even though abortions increased from 2005 to 2006, according to the Kansas state health department.
Kansas abortions declined last year, but Mary Kay Culp, the head of Kansans for Life, tells Lifenews.com that they reason they declined has nothing to do with the governor.
"One, abortions in Kansas went down in spite of, not in any way because of Kathleen Sebelius and any suggestion otherwise is purposely deceptive and insulting given her long and extreme pro-abortion record," she said.
"Abortions started going down when she was off being insurance commissioner and the 1997 Women’s Right to Know law passed," Culp said of the bill that allowed women to know of abortion’s risks and alternatives.
"After the 1998 law banning abortions of viable babies was passed, however, such abortions actually went up because exceptions to the ‘ban’ were illegally exploited by late-term abortionist Tiller and Planned Parenthood," she added. "It wasn’t until Phill Kline announced for and then became attorney general saying he intended to enforce Kansas late-term abortion laws that they came down and came down hard–now by almost 60%."
Culp also takes issue with the fake Catholic group saying that Sebelius went out of her way to sign pro-life laws.
"This is not true. She has never, ever worked for such legislation, and only signed it when forced to," Culp said.
"Sebelius only signed pro-life legislation when veto-proof majorities were bearing down on her, or, as in 2005 when she signed two bills less threatening to her supporters, in order to use all her political capitol to heavily and successfully lobby two Democrat state representatives to change their votes and sustain her veto of a clinic licensing bill adamantly opposed by her friend, and political donor, late-term abortionist George Tiller," Culp said.
"In 2007, she signed Alexa’s Law, an unborn victim’s of violence bill, which she had a 20 year history of opposing," Culp said. Sebelius only signed it "after it was attached to another bill she wanted and after favorable news coverage of very vocal support of the bill by the Brooks family of Wichita — whose daughter, and 8 month gestation granddaughter, Alexa, were murdered."
Related web sites:
Kansans for Life – https://www.kfl.org
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