By Steve Jalsevac
WASHINGTON 22, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com ) – In its Washington Update for today the Family Research Council (FRC) in Washington, D.C. summarizes the Democrats' push for a Christmas Eve vote on the Senate health care bill as "The Nightmare before Christmas."
FRC states, "It's going to be tough sledding for Senate Democrats over Christmas - and not because of the snow. America's rage over the leadership's bill is exploding on all sides." The leading US family action organization notes that Democrat Senators are already being faced with rallies at their local offices. FRC says, "The biggest bulls-eye seems to be squarely on Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.), who sold out his pro-life soul faster than you can say 'Medicare exemption.'"
Nebraskan politicians are said to be mortified by Sen. Nelson's "betrayal of his pro-life principles," with Nebraska Sen. Johanns stating that Nebraskans are "outraged that a backroom deal" for their state might have been what put "this deal across the finish line." FRC reports that "even Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman, said he wants no part" of the special deals negotiated by Nelson for the state and that Heineman "made it quite clear that "the responsibility for this special deal lies solely on the shoulders of Senator Ben Nelson."
FRC reports that in a new video Secretary Kathleen Sebelius praises Nelson's language, because, "it ensures that everyone will pay for abortion - no matter how the funds are divided up." This will cause a political reaction, says FRC, since, "according to a new Quinnipiac poll, Americans - by a huge three to one margin - are overwhelmingly opposed to using taxpayer dollars to fund abortion." Full article.