Video: Stupak As Braveheart Holds The Line

I was looking for a video of Stupak’s appearance on Greta Van Susteren, and came upon this:

Yowsa, that is pretty hardcore for Catholic Vote!

Stand With Stupak website, here.


Statement by Cardinal Francis George, OMI

The Cost is too High; the Loss is too Great

The Catholic Bishops of the United States have long and consistently advocated for the reform of the American health care system. Their experience in health care and in Catholic parishes has acquainted them with the anguish of mothers who are unable to afford prenatal care, of families unable to ensure quality care for their children, and of those who cannot obtain insurance because of preexisting conditions.

Throughout the discussion on health care over the last year, the bishops have advocated a bipartisan approach to solving our national health care needs. They have urged that all who are sick, injured or in need receive necessary and appropriate medical assistance, and that no one be deliberately killed through an expansion of federal funding of abortion itself or of insurance plans that cover abortion. These are the provisions of the long standing Hyde amendment, passed annually in every federal bill appropriating funds for health care; and surveys show that this legislation reflects the will of the majority of our fellow citizens. The American people and the Catholic bishops have been promised that, in any final bill, no federal funds would  used for abortion and that the legal status quo would be respected.

You can read the whole statement from the Bishops at The Corner.


If You Can’t Make It to Washington Tomorrow…

Tim Phillips from Americans For Prosperity has some other ideas for you to let your voice be heard:

1.  Go to CLICK HERE and sign up to take part in the “Honk Against the Health Care Takeover” event at 12 Noon your time tomorrow.  It’s simple and fun.  You go to the website, punch in your zip code and up pops the closest congressional district offices to you.  You can print off a “Honking Against the Health Care Takeover” sign for your car.  Then, with this sign in your car or truck go to your congressional district offices and let them hear your horns and see your protest.  If you want to be a “car caravan” leader, you can punch in where you’ll be at 11:30am and ask fellow grassroots activists to join you!

2.  Make sure that you and every single person you know directly contacts Congress by calling, emailing and visiting your congressional district office.  Make sure to forward this email, and
click HERE to contact your legislator now.

On our national tele-town hall call with Congressman Mike Pence last week, a lady from Indiana asked if it’s worth calling your congressman if you know he’s already a solid YES or a solid NO.  The answer: yes, it’s still crucial to call and email and visit them. If they are a solid YES, they need to continue feeling the heat because it impacts their resolve and shows just how unpopular this bill – and their position – is with folks back home.  If they are a solid NO, they need to be thanked and encouraged. And, the members of Congress talk to each other.  They compare notes and discuss what’s happening back home.

3.  Americans for Prosperity is taking part in a rally in Washington, D.C. tomorrow at 10:00 a.m.  For more information or to let us know you’re coming, CLICK HERE.

I’m so inspired by the level of sacrifice from people like you across this nation.  In Houston, Texas last Wednesday night I stayed in the home of a couple who attended grassroots meetings two nights in a row to keep up the pressure on Congress. They’ve got real day jobs and a family, but they’re literally spending hours each day fighting the fight – not to mention putting up with me in one of their spare bedrooms!

In Wisconsin this past Saturday, I looked out over a sea of more than 2,000 grassroots activists who showed up at our “Defending the American Dream” summit where health care was the focal point.  They’re still in the fight.  In Tucson earlier in the week, a 71-years-young tea party lady told me that “I’m not tired … I’m just getting started, and I’ve got more energy than my grandkids!”

The Left momentarily holds the levers of political power in Washington, but the American people are with us!

We’ve identified 21 key members of Congress and we’re going all out to impact these Democrats who hold the key to victory. All voted YES on the first House health care vote last year, but the political environment is dramatically different now.  We believe we need to flip at least 8 of these members to win.

We’re running targeted radio and television ads in these districts. CLICK here to hear a radio ad and CLICK here to see the TV ad.

In these target districts, a massive telemarketing blitz is also underway using recorded message calls, live calls from our activists and tele-town hall meetings – all mentioning the targeted members’ names and urging a contact to the member.

And, we’re using email, social networking sites like Facebook and YouTube, internet banner advertising and good old word-of-mouth to drive a massive number of one-on-one contacts to the congressional offices from their constituents. CLICK here to see a sample banner ad on Drudge.

The Left, led as usual by their public employee unions, is mounting a similar effort, but I can tell you from being in many of these districts that the energy is on our side.

There’s been much talk about “reconciliation” but candidly, it’s overrated and perhaps even a red herring. Here’s why. The president will sign the original Senate bill, HR3590, into law immediately following House passage. That means BEFORE the Senate takes up reconciliation. A ruling last week from the Senate parliamentarian requires that to be the sequence. So by the time the Senate is debating reconciliation, they will be tweaking a disastrous bill that is already law.

So when you hear the president and others say the Senate will “continue to work on improving the bill in reconciliation,” don’t be fooled.

With House passage of the Senate bill, Obama will have 99% of what he wants, whether or not he can get the other 1% through reconciliation. Winning the “reconciliation” battle will certainly not ensure victory. We must win in the House.

Please forgive this long email, but you’re the reason we’re able to fight this fight for our health care freedoms and I wanted to report to you on what we’re doing to win.

One last thing. While I was in Houston last week I saw a scruffy-looking young man wearing a
t-shirt that caught my eye and he was one of our activists.  It read: “If it is to be … It is up to me.”

That sums up the attitude I’m seeing from thousands of Americans who are waging an all-out effort for their freedoms.


See also:

American’s United For Life: WHAT YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW

Linked by: Pirate’s Cove and Riehl World View, Instapundit! thanks!


Margaret Sanger Would Be Proud

If you thought that feminists could not get any lower in their defenses of abortion than they already have,  think again. A feminist writer at slate is trying to make the case that a Georgia bill that would outlaw race  and sex selective abortions is somehow an affront to a woman’s reproductive rights.

The Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act would make it illegal to “solicit,” “coerce” or perform abortions “based in any way on account of the race, color, or sex of the unborn child or the race or color of either parent of that child.” In other words: It would make it illegal for women to terminate a pregnancy based on the race or sex of their fetus, and it would outlaw anyone, namely medical providers, from persuading women to abort based on the race or sex of their fetus. In either case, though, doctors would be the ones punished, potentially serving up to ten years in prison if found guilty.

Why would anyone have a problem with this?

Roger Evans, Planned Parenthood’s senior director for litigation and law, told me over the phone that his main objection is to “the notion that the government has a role in deciding what are fair reasons and unfair reasons for a woman to have an abortion.” First it’s race and sex — but what next?

I see. So abort away those unwanted baby girls so daddy can have a boy to carry on the family name. That’s freedom of choice in America, today. They’re not even ashamed to admit it.

Some related words of wisdom from Planned Parenthood founder, Margaret Sanger:

“The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.”
Margaret Sanger, Women and the New Race
Eugenics Publ. Co., 1920, 1923)

On blacks, immigrants and indigents:
“…human weeds,’ ‘reckless breeders,’ ‘spawning… human beings who never should have been born.”  Margaret Sanger,
Pivot of Civilization, referring to immigrants and poor people

On sterilization & racial purification:
Sanger believed that, for the purpose of racial “purification,” couples should be rewarded who chose sterilization. Birth Control in America, The Career of Margaret Sanger, by David Kennedy, p. 117, quoting a 1923 Sanger speech.

On the purpose of birth control:
The purpose in promoting birth control was “to create a race of thoroughbreds,” she wrote in the Birth Control Review, Nov. 1921 (p. 2)

On the rights of the handicapped and mentally ill, and racial minorities:
“More children from the fit, less from the unfit — that is the chief aim of birth control.” Birth Control Review, May 1919, p. 12

On the extermination of blacks:
“We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,” she said, “if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.” Woman’s Body, Woman’s Right: A Social History of Birth Control in America, by Linda Gordon


Bob Baracker: Let’s Make A Deal!

How desperate is the President to pass his health care bill? The AP reports this morning:

Still seeking votes for his proposed health care overhaul, President Barack Obama appears ready to reverse his position and allow unpopular deal-sweetening measures in the hopes of finding Democratic support for legislation whose future will be decided in coming days.

Over at AoSHQ, Slublog is reporting, “The candy store is open! In addition to the kickbacks, Democrats are offering campaign cash and working with drug company lobbyists to sweeten the deal for those still on the fence”.

Captain Ed says:

In case you want to play The Price is Right with Bob Baracker, here are the new rules.  Single state deals are verboten, so no Cornhusker Kickback for you.  If two states get together to demand special deals, well, come on down!

Is this what Obama meant by Hope and Change, and by changing  the way Washington works?  Obama has instead become exactly what he campaigned against.  If he can’t propose programs that actually garner majority support, Obama seems more than willing to buy support in the same tried-and-true methods of pork-barrel politics.

Pundette quips, “You’ve gotta be impressed with the nakedness of it all”.

I’m impressed.


From The Ugly Health Care Endgame


“Lobbyists Huddled With Democratic Staffers To Work Out A Fee Structure And Donut-Hole Fix That Wouldn’t Bust The $90-Billion Commitment They Made To Pay For Reform.” “The weekend included high drama for the drug industry as lobbyists huddled with Democratic staffers to work out a fee structure and donut-hole fix that wouldn’t bust the $90-billion commitment they made to pay for reform, industry sources said. Drug makers were asked to sign off on multiple solutions so that backup options were available should any of the fixes run into problems passing muster with the Senate parliamentarian.” (“Pulse,” Politico, 3/15/10)


“Among The Rewards Obama Is Ready To Offer, White House Officials Said, Are Election-Year Visits To Competitive Congressional Districts, Where A Presidential Appearance Can Bring In Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars In Campaign Funds.” (“In St. Louis Area, Obama Pounds Drum For Health-Care Initiative,” The Washington Post, 3/11/10)

“The White House Has Signaled To Lawmakers That Assistance For Midterm Elections — For Example, Presidential Visits And Fund-Raisers — Will Be Prioritized For Those Who Support The Bill.” (“Millions Spent To Sway Democrats On Health Care,” The New York Times, 3/15/10)

“When It Comes To President Barack Obama’s Health Care Reform Bill, U.S. Rep. Steve Driehaus’ Vote Has Become A Hot Ticket. With A Vote On The Health Care Bill Likely This Month, The West Price Hill Democrat Will Be The Beneficiary Of A Fundraising Visit By Vice President Joe Biden On Monday.” (“Biden Visiting But Driehaus Unswayed,” The Cincinnati Enquirer, 3/14/10)

See also: Marc Thiessen – Sweetheart deals gone sour

Media Alert: Code Red Rally In DC To Kill The Bill


Here is the link for the undecided representatives and their phone numbers: “Code Red.”

This rally is in addition to the DC rally being promoted by Freedomworks for the same day:

What: CODE RED Health Care Rally to…Kill The Bill!

When: March 16, 2010 at 10:00 AM EST.

Where: Capitol Hill, Taft Park, Washington D.C.

The American Grassroots Coalition and The Tea Party Express welcome the American People to bring their LOUD VOICES, Thoughts and Letters to their elected Representatives.

Speakers Include:

  • Congressman Mike Pence
  • Congresswoman Michele Bachmann
  • Congressman Tom Price
  • Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn
  • Congressman Joe Wilson
  • Congressman Phil Gingrey
  • Amy Kremer of Tea Party Express
  • Tim Phillips of American for Prosperity
  • Jim Martin of 60 Plus
  • Matt Patterson of the National Center for Public Policy Research
  • Max Pappas of  FreedomWorks