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Yesterday’s respected Quinnipac poll shows 72% of Americans don’t want abortion funded in health care– but that will happen in the Senate health care bill President Obama supports.

Politico reports today that White House officials are conceding the abortion divide could keep any health care bill from moving forward until after Obama’s State of the Union address in late January.

Any delay in achieving health reform is unwelcome by Obama, whose popularity continues to plummet.  Today’s Rassmussen poll shows 55% of likely voters now disapprove of his performance, 44% strongly so.

Kansas U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback says, in an opinion piece yesterday, that

the abortion funding divide is now the central debate in reconciling the differences between (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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After private conversations and warnings to Kathleen Sebelius about her scandalous abortion record did not produce any change of heart, Archbishop Joseph Naumann (Kansas City, KS) instructed watch Your Stepher to stop presenting herself for Holy Communion.  He did this privately in August 2007 and publicly in May 2008.

After becoming HHS head this spring, Sebelius was coy when asked whether she would be seen at Church.  But Naumann’s rebuke has borne other fruit among his brethren, welcomed by serious pro-lifers of all denominations this week.

Bishop Thomas Tobin (Providence, Rhode Island) has been publicly reprimanding “Catholic” Rep. Patrick Kennedy (more…)

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