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Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’s nomination for HHS has largely focused on her abortion
record thanks to a concerted effort by ultra conservatives such as the Catholic
League’s Bill Donohue who said: 


“Sebelius’ support for abortion is so far off-the-charts that she has
been publicly criticized by the last three archbishops of Kansas City. . .
.Just yesterday, the pope admonished House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on this issue.
Now we have the specter of another pro-abortion Catholic stiffing the Catholic
Church. This is setting up a confrontation that pro-life Catholics will not
walk away from.”


Bill Donohue is the one off the charts.  Most American’s, including
many pro-life Americans like Gov. Sebelius, are seeking to reduce the
number of abortions in ways that do not drive the practice of abortions
underground and risk woman’s lives.  Gov. Sebelius has received support
from Catholic groups such as Catholics United, Senator Brownback and other top pro-life
Christian leaders including David Gushee and Joel Hunter who issued a
supportive statement:



Under Governor Sebelius’ leadership, abortions have
decreased in Kansas by 10 percent, adoption funding and incentives have
increased, healthcare access for women and families has expanded, prenatal care
has become more widely available, and legislation protecting the unborn from
crime has become law. Such a record demonstrates a commitment to results rather
than rhetoric on life issues.


The Republican party continues to marginalize itself using
spokesmen such as Donohue and Limbaugh who represent the fanatic fringe
while the rest of Americans attempt to find common ground and real solutions to the problems facing our country.


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