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UPDATE Dec. 19: Bad news– Sen. Nelson has caved, in exchange for  a permanent Medicaid bribe for Nebraskans only, and a worthless “opt-out”  funding trick.  As a result, Democrats have the needed 60 votes to end filibuster and proceed to voting before Christmas.

In-fighting among Democrat constituencies may accomplish what the Republican minority can’t do–kill the Senate health reform bill. (more…)

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The U.S. Senate has reconvened to debate their huge health reform bill, a proposal that grants Obama’s  Health & Human Services head, Kathleen Sebelius, almost unfathomable power.

The Washington Examiner reports that Sebelius will be given the authority to create, determine or define 1,697 things in the bill, including: who can enroll in insurance plans and at what cost, how much abortion coverage the government will provide, and “best practices” and cost-saving cuts in Medicare and Medicaid to be made without Congressional approval.

Remember– not only is this power grab arguably unconstitutional, it is being handed over to former Kansas Governor Sebelius, who is known for her dishonesty.   Not only did she underpay her taxes, (more…)

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From Kansans for Life advisory board member, Cathy McDonnell:
If you are interested in signing the Manhattan Declaration, you can go to The Manhattan Declaration.  The Manhattan Declaration is a statement from a group of Catholic and Protestant leaders, as well as lay people, publicly supporting the dignity of life, the family and freedom of conscience.

You can read about the declaration at the site.  The gist is that Christians will not participate in ethical issues which go against their faith and –if need be– will practice civil disobedience. (more…)

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Not many eyes have seen the new Senate health care bill being rushed through this week, but National Right to Life has and the news is bad, though not unexpected:  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) has rejected the bipartisan Stupak-Pitts Amendment and has substituted completely unacceptable language that would result in coverage of abortion on demand in two big new federal government programs.

UPDATE: AP reports Thursday, Nov. 20, that the White House is on a collision course with U.S. Bishops; a top Obama administration official praised Reid’s bill as a compromise on abortion coverage while the bishops’ key pro-life official called it the worst they’ve seen on the life issues.

Abortion in health reform clearly runs counter to where the American people are, and have been a long time. To cite just two examples of where the public is on this, a CNN poll released Nov. 18 found that

“Six in 10 Americans favor a ban on the use of federal funds for abortion,” (more…)

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Government reports documenting the ever-rising U.S. rate of pre-term birth and infant mortality do not connect the dots with our nation’s most-liberal-in-the-world abortion policy and unregulated IVF industry

U.S. government statisticians continue to scratch their heads about runaway prematurity-driven infant mortality in a nation with the best medical care in the world, while overlooking how a three-decades rise in abortions matches the rise in preterm births(more…)

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00881cfKansas 3rd district constituents (Johnson County, Wyandotte County and part of the city of Lawrence) who have called U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore’s office in D.C. this week to urge him to vote against “The Rule” (that if passed will mean that the pro-life Stupak amendment to Pelosi’s Health Care Reform bill , H.R. 3962,  cannot even be considered (more…)

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Melanie McLaughlin, a Boston documentary filmmaker, decided to continue with her pregnancy after learning daughter Grace, pictured between her two siblings, had Down syndrome. She was convinced after meeting another family raising a child with the condition. Collapse (Courtesy Melanie McLaughlin)

Melanie McLaughlin, a Boston documentary filmmaker, decided to continue with her pregnancy after learning daughter Grace, pictured between her two siblings, had Down syndrome. She was convinced after meeting another family raising a child with the condition. (Courtesy Melanie McLaughlin)

ABC reported Monday at length that Down syndrome births drop as more women abort :
An estimated 92 percent of all women who receive a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome choose to terminate their pregnancies… without knowing what it’s like to raise a child with Down syndrome… according to research reviewed by Dr. Brian Skotko, a pediatric geneticist at Children’s Hospital Boston. …  ‘Are they making [abortion decisions] on facts and up-to-date information? Research suggests not, and that mothers get inaccurate, incomplete and sometimes offensive information.’ ”

This cultural pressure to eradicate certain children was specifically addressed by the 2008 Prenatally and Postnatally Diagnosed Conditions Awareness Act authored by U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback to improve  (more…)

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