Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Senate Hearings for Sebelius as HHS Secretary to Begin This Week

Governor approves abortion restriction for the first time in her career
By Kathleen Gilbert

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 30, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, a leading pro-abortion politician and President Obama's highly controversial Health and Human Services (HHS) cabinet pick, is due to begin Senate hearings this week.

Sebelius will testify on March 31 before the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, which will examine her nomination as Secretary of Health and Human Services. No vote will be taken on her nomination at that time.

Sebelius will then appear before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee for examination on Thursday, April 2. The committee is expected to vote on her confirmation at that time. If the vote is not unanimous, her nomination will go to the full Senate.

While Sebelius claims to be "personally opposed" to abortion, her record shows a steady opposition to legislation restricting late-term abortion or enforcing existing restrictions. Once dubbed a pro-abortion "champion" by Planned Parenthood, Sebelius' consistent public support for abortion is so extreme that Kansas City's Archbishop Naumann ordered Sebelius not to receive Holy Communion. Archbishop Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C. has confirmed he would uphold the sanction.

"Gov. Sebelius is unfit to serve as Secretary of HHS because she owes her career to support from the radical the abortion lobby," said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. "As HHS Secretary, she will have a platform whereby she can influence abortion policy, which could cost thousands of innocent lives."

"We strongly urge pro-life supporters to phone their Senators today and voice their opposition to Sebelius' confirmation to the post of HHS Secretary," said Newman. Full story here.

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