Enough! No Protection of Life, No Health Care Plan
Jennifer Hartline writes at Catholic Online:
CHESAPEAKE, Va. (Catholic Online) - Enough is enough! Enough was actually enough a long time ago, but there can’t be any doubt all lines have been crossed. It is high time to draw a new line in the sand – a line that Catholics will never again cross. It is my position that Catholics who supported Obama made a grave mistake and the consequences may be catastrophic. It benefits no one to tread lightly here for fear of hurting people’s feelings – the truth is plainly obvious. President Obama simply could not have gotten to the White House without the Catholic vote. He skillfully exploited some Catholics to his great advantage. It’s time for folks to open their eyes to the bitter reality and make sure this never happens again.(emphasis in original)
On his third day in office he repealed the Mexico City policy and start sending money to other countries to help fund their abortions. The Democrat-controlled Congress is now attempting to pass an amendment that would codify Obama’s Executive Order and thereby prevent future presidents from ever reenacting the Mexico City policy.
In March, he lifted restrictions on federal funding of always deadly embryonic stem cell research.
He appointed Kathleen Sebelius to the Health and Human Services Department. Another Catholic who consistently protects abortion “rights”. She not only dissents from her Churches’ teaching but feeds the efforts to persuade confused Catholics that holding such a position is somehow “acceptable” when it simply is not. Under any Health Care Reform Plan she will have the job of “micromanaging” and deciding which health benefits are covered and which are not.
He rescinded an important conscience protection clause designed to protect doctors and medical providers from being forced to perform or participate in abortions against their will.
Now, under what is being presented as Health Care Reform, President Obama is trying to pass FOCA piece by piece by hiding it. The fact is Planned Parenthood will be one of the largest recipients of federal dollars under this Health Care Reform Plan...
President Obama insists he will defend the right to choose… as long as we all choose to expand access to abortion and fund it.
Does any of this sound like something Catholics should support? I say the answer is no, plain and simple. Yet, astonishingly, many still do. President Obama continues to enjoy the comfort and aid of many people and organizations bearing the name Catholic. Shame on them! How long shall we continue to bear this disgrace?
He highlights his kinship with Catholics in the area of “social justice” while denying the very foundation of all Catholic Social Justice - the dignity of every human person. He surrounds himself with Catholics who openly defy their Church on the issue of the dignity of every human person; he admits to the graduating class of a Catholic University that the two sides of the abortion debate are “irreconcilable”, has the audacity to tell Pope Benedict XVI that he will work to reduce abortion and then proceeds to attempt to ram government-funded-abortion-coverage health care reform through Congress by initially pressing for a vote before anyone could even read the bill, let alone voice an objection. That’s not leadership – that’s bullying. Fortunately, it did not work. This is proving to be a long, hot August.
The public outcry from all Catholics – bishops, priests, deacons, religious and laity – should be deafening. Abortion is not Health Care! We cannot be silent. We cannot be deceived any longer. I for one am tired of this President making a mockery of the foundation of Catholic Social Justice teaching and I’m out of patience for those Catholics who make it so easy for him. It’s time for a new Catholic Action. Now. Today. Enough is Enough! No Protection of Life, No Health Care Plan.
Previous Pro Ecclesia posts on this subject:
Religious Left: Do Not be "Distracted" by Abortion Coverage in ObamaCare
USCCB Prolife Chief Draws 'Lines in the Sand' on Healthcare
American Papist: Follow the Money to Determine Why Catholic Orgs Support ObamaCare Despite Inclusion of Abortion Coverage
Knights of Columbus Pass "Fishy" Resolution Opposing Any Health Care Reform That Funds Abortion
New York Archbishop: Church Will Have No Part in "Health Care" That Destroys Life
Deal Hudson: "Why Catholics Will Not Get Abortion Out of the Health Care Bill" [UPDATED]
Cardinal Rigali "Distracts" from Health Care Debate
A "Loud Silence"
Obama's Nun: Ignore "Insignificant Details", Pass Health Care Bill Now
Bishops Speak Out on ObamaCare