Public support is rapidly sinking for an obscenely anti-life Senate health care bill supported by the Obama administration. Lifenews.com reports today on a poll, from the reliable Rasmussen group, that 56 % of the public now oppose the bill– the lowest level of support in nearly two dozen tracking polls since June.
The measure passed a crucial procedural vote Saturday night with the support of self-professed pro-life Democrat Senators.
Kansas legislators from both parties (particularly in the Senate with their long 6-year tenure) have often played this game– campaigning as pro-life, but after election, acting as if pro-life is just a preference, not a priority. These pro-life pretenders fail to aggressively offer life-protecting measures, instead, focusing on personal ambition, upcoming committee appointments, and big donor interests. When citizens beg these pretenders to take leadership and push a decisive measure to a vote, they swing like a weather vane, mumbling about “respecting the process” and “not being obstructionists.”
Such were the ramblings from certain U.S. Senators last week, lamented Concerned Women for America’s president Wendy Wright, who were
“…under pressure to stop the health care procedural vote on a bill that will fund abortion, ration health care, prompt doctors to leave the profession and cause millions of Americans to lose their health coverage… [some ] tried to have it both ways, [saying] they opposed the bill yet at the most crucial time when only one Democrat senator could have changed or killed the bill, they supported it.”
The top priority for the pro-life movement is now stopping the bill’s massive abortion funding through the public option and the affordability credits.
As has been the case for months, Democrats favor the plan. The latest Rassmussen poll numbers show support from 73% of Democrats, with opposition by 83% of Republicans and 70% of unaffiliated voters.
The Senate bill passed on a strict party line vote, with the minimum 60 votes coming from the Democrats, including eight Democrats who supported a recent pro-life amendment to stop abortion funding through the Indian Health Care Improvement Act: Evan Bayh (IN), Robert Byrd (WV), Robert Casey (PA), Tim Johnson (SD), Mary Landrieu (LA), Ben Nelson (NE), Mark Pryor (AR) and Harry Reid (NV).”