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Sam Brownback Votes to Confirm Sebelius

The Senate just confirmed Kathleen Sebelius as Obama’s secretary of Health and Human Services. Eight Republicans, plus Specter, joined the Democrats. Notably, in addition to the usual suspects (Collins, Snowe), anti-abortion Sen. Sam Brownback voted to confirm his fellow (but abortion-supporting) Kansan. He wants her job as governor of the Sunflower State, but with votes like this, his socially conservative base may start to have second thoughts. On the other hand, the socially liberal Republicans who helped elect Sebelius in the first place might warm up to him. Pat Roberts, the other Republican senator from Kansas, also voted to confirm.

See Michael Brendan Dougherty’s recent article [1] for why Sebelius is worse than your standard pro-abortion pol.

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#1 Comment By David On April 28, 2009 @ 5:52 pm

I live in Kansas and Brownback has forever lost my vote. We need some Republicans who actually believe in and vote in line with the GOP platform.

#2 Comment By Laura On April 28, 2009 @ 9:08 pm

You are badly misinformed about the nature of late term abortions if you are using Dougherty’s article as a source. This is an issue which the “pro-life” folks have distorted out of all recognition.

I really expected more intellectual honesty from you. Disappointing. You need to get in touch with the real world, real doctors, real medical issues. Late term abortions are a medical necessity, not an industry and anyone who really cares about life will care about the women who are forced to undergo one.

#3 Comment By Ray On April 28, 2009 @ 11:41 pm

Enlighten us about the circumstances that require the killing of a viable human.

#4 Comment By Jennifer On April 29, 2009 @ 12:33 pm

“Late term abortions are a medical necessity, not an industry and anyone who really cares about life will care about the women who are forced to undergo one”

Show me one case of such medical necessity, and I’ll show you a case of choosing a greater good (mom’s life) over a perceived “lesser good” (baby’s life). When are the pro-aborts going to abandon the tired rhetoric of “therapeutic abortion” and recognize the medical facts which speak for themselves.

#5 Comment By Fran On April 29, 2009 @ 4:57 pm

So wait, I’m on a ventilator and I have 3 young children at home, and you’re going to tell my husband that he has to let me die to save my unborn baby??? You think government should make this choice????

#6 Comment By Deebo On April 30, 2009 @ 4:45 am

Funny, my child was six weeks early and survived outside the womb as do multitudes of other children, even younger than that. To tell me that we cannot deliver that child without endangering the life of the Mother is ignorant. Caring for the Mother involves more than just her physical needs but her mental and emotional needs as well, killing her child will not help her there. It is very funy when people start to make arguments about the greater good and the lesser good and yet think that a late term murder is acceptable, reminds of thoughts about mongrels and how the Jews were considered the lesser good. In the RARE, VERY RARE, circumstance that this would even need to come up then it could be argued. Brownback is as pro-life as the wolf is a sheep.