Thursday, March 05, 2009

Contact Your Senators to Oppose Pro-Abortion Sebelius' Nomination as HHS Secretary

President Obama has nominated Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius, one of the most divisive elected officials in the United States, to be Secretary of the vast U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In that role, which affects every American's health, Sebelius will have chief responsibility for guiding the creation of the Obama health care plan and will oversee an annual budget of $821 billion.

As governor, Sebelius time and again failed Kansas women and families, opposing good health policies. To name just a few examples:

In 2003 and 2005, she vetoed bills that would have guaranteed the safety of abortion centers in Kansas, which were operating under medically dangerous conditions;

In 2008, she vetoed a measure to enforce the state's parental notice law so that parents could be assured an abortion would not be performed on their minor daughter without their knowledge;

Even more shocking, she recently vetoed a bill that would have required those doing late-term abortions to provide an explicit medical reason;

She likewise vetoed another bill that would have required those doing post-viability (that is, after the point when the child is developed enough to breathe on its own outside the womb) abortions to report the diagnosis that led to the abortion.

Finally, Gov. Sebelius has received massive political donations from a notorious late-term abortionist and used the Governor's Mansion to entertain both this man and the nation's leading partial-birth abortionist.

Women deserve better, patients deserve better--all Americans deserve better. It's clear that President Obama has chosen to put a radical abortion agenda ahead of the desire for reforms everyone can agreed upon. Click here to add your name to a letter addressed to your U.S. senators opposing Sebelius' nomination.

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