Pro-abort Governor to Head HHS

by Steve Ray on March 4, 2009

87Pro-abortion Catholic to head Health & Human Services?
Obama taps Gov. Sebelius for cabinet post

President Barack Obama yesterday nominated Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, a pro-abortion Catholic governor who has been told by her bishop not to present herself for communion, to head the Department of Health and Human Services. Read more.

Obama taps pro-abortion Catholic for key Cabinet post
President Barack Obama has named Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius–a Catholic who has aggressively promoted legal abortion– to head the federal Deparment of Health and Human Services. Her selection stirred immediate protests from pro-life leaders, who vowed to fight the nomination. Last year Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City said that Governor Kathleen Sebelius should not receive Communion because of her support for legal abortion. The archbishop revealed that he had spoken to Sebelius “several times over many months to discuss with her the grave spiritual and moral consequences of her public actions;” he said that her support for unrestricted abortion sent a “spiritually lethal message” to the public. Obama chose Sebelius after another pro-abortion Catholic, former Senator Tom Daschle, withdrew from consideration for the same post because of revelations that he had failed to pay income taxes.

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Janet March 4, 2009 at 12:20 PM

I’d much prefer the media label unfaithful Catholics as that. Pro choice Catholic makes it sounds like it IS an option. Unfaithful, pro-death Catholics: Joe Biden, Tom Daschle, Ted Kennedy, Nancy Pelosi, Kathleen Sebelius… Now that is truth in reporting!

Barbara Edsall March 4, 2009 at 6:26 PM

Yes Janet, I always thought “pro-abortion Catholic” was an oxymoron.

Mike Sanders March 4, 2009 at 8:28 PM

Pro-choice Catholic? There simply is no such thing. If what the Church teaches is too hard for them to believe or simply not convenient for them, then why do they insist on calling themselves Catholic?

William March 5, 2009 at 11:58 AM

I hope that people will consider writing Catholic convert Sen. Sam Brownback and challenge him regarding his support of her nomiation. One may do so by going to his website here.

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