Saturday, March 13, 2010

Pelosi's Lifeless Folly

This Alert from Concerned Women for America:

Next week, your clocks won't be the only things springing forward. After exhausting all their options, Democratic leaders have decided to wrap up health care talks and act. As soon as Monday, House leaders will call their first vote on the Senate health care bill, signaling the endgame on a year-long struggle to wedge big government between Americans and their doctors. Despite the uproar from House Democrats like Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has dumped any plans to compromise on the billions in taxpayer-funded abortion covered by the Senate bill.

This morning, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) was blunt about the abortion question. "I made it clear that I wasn't negotiating." Rather than lose time trying to shore up the pro-life votes, House leaders have decided to go it alone and hope that they can siphon off enough votes from Stupak's coalition to cram the plan through. Last night on MSNBC, Speaker Pelosi said she's confident that Rep. Stupak won't sink the plan. "Bart Stupak wants health care reform... I don't think that... he himself would be one to say, 'I'm taking down health care reform because of it,'" she said. Asked if he would "throw in the towel," Rep. Stupak was adamant. "If I didn't cave [in November], why would I do it now after... all I've been through?"

Clearly, the biggest question mark isn't Rep. Stupak himself, but his coalition--many of whom will be under fierce pressure from on high. As some waver, I can't emphasize enough how important your involvement is in keeping this coalition together. If you care about blocking this health care monstrosity, it is absolutely vital that you and your friends get on the phone and start calling your members' district and Washington offices. The next few days will be pivotal--particularly if your Congressman appears on the below list. Remember that these are leaders who have voted pro-life at least once, so please be polite--but firm--that the Senate bill is NOT abortion-neutral (as shown in this document). Contact information for any representative may be found at http://www.house.gov/.

1 comment:

Tracy Nunes said...

Father, we pray that this evil will not prevail. We pray that the devil, in the form of this health care bill, will not further the already appalling genocide this generation has experienced.