Friday, February 20, 2009

Binyamin Netanyahu - The Race For Israel's Prime Minister - Will It Include A Coalition Government?

Likud chairman Binyamin Netanyahu has been charged with the duty of creating a coalition government between all parties, but Kadima leader Tzipi Livni is determined to resist. This may be a good thing for Israel who is in desparate need of a conservative leader who will be strong for the sake of the country. Binyamin Netanyahu could pull off a win in the Prime Minister race if he can gather enough support. Israel would only benefit from strong leader, especially with Obama as US President.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Obama Could Use A Socialist History Lesson - From Putin

Putin is speaking and Obama had better listen. Russian Prime Minister Vladamir Putin has warned Obama and the US to take heed of lessons learned by the Soviet Union about socialism; it doesn't work. The Soviet Union fell and so will the US if it stupidly chooses to go down the same road.

Don't fool your self into thinking we can do it right, it won't happen. Socialism is an anti-economic philosophy that has a proven track record of failure. Bite the bullet and face reality, the road to economic recovery and success for the US must be paved with limiting government, cutting taxes, cutting spending, cutting welfare and socialist programs, and having an unwavering belief in God. People will have to sacrifice and work toward recovery or be left by the wayside. Don't like it? Too bad, that is life.

Benedict XVI: Form yourselves by following St. Peter in Rome

Founding Fathers Quote

Where liberty dwells, there is my country.

Benjamin Franklin

Catholic League News Release

FOCA’s Friends

Amy Sullivan, a writer for
Time
magazine who shills for the Democrats, posted a piece today saying that the Catholic Church’s campaign against the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA)—the most radical piece of pro-abortion legislation in history—is much ado about nothing. Following the talking points of her pro-abortion friends in the Catholic community who insist they are against abortion, she says “no such bill has been introduced.”

The fact is that Rep. Jerry Nadler and Sen. Barbara Boxer previously introduced FOCA, but they got nowhere. The fact is that they have publicly pledged to reintroduce the same bill this term. The fact is that the reason they haven’t done so yet is due to pro-life Catholics who are honestly pro-life.

What it comes down to is this: pro-abortion Catholics are angry that pro-life Catholics have succeeded so far in intimidating FOCA supporters from going forward.


Susan A. Fani
Director of Communications
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
catalyst@catholicleague.org
New York, NY 10123
212-371-3191
212-371-3394 (fax)

http://catholicleague.org/chatterbox.php?#216

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More Than 13 Million Abortions a Year in China, 55 Percent of Women Have One

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
February 18, 2009


Beijing, China (LifeNews.com) -- Americans have long bemoaned the fact that well over one million abortions are done in the United States annually. That number pales in comparison to the new figures from China showing more than 13 million abortions are done annually and about 55 percent of all Chinese women have had one. [
read more]

Catholic League News Release

SEBELIUS—ENEMY OF THE UNBORN—TO HHS?

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a front-page story in today’s
New York Times
that says Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is the president’s top choice as secretary of health and human services:

“Almost all of those working in the Obama administration are pro-abortion, and the expectation is that almost all future appointees will be champions of abortion rights, as well. Fortunately, most are not in a position to affect abortion policy. One glaring exception is the secretary of health and human services. Unfortunately, Gov. Sebelius, a Catholic, may get the job.

“Sebelius’ support for abortion is so far off-the-charts that she has been publicly criticized by the last three archbishops of Kansas City. In 1992, when Sebelius was a state legislator, Archbishop Ignatius Strecker rebuked her for leading what he dubbed a ‘death-march of the unborn.’ When Sebelius became governor in 2003, Archbishop James Keleher, citing her abortion record, asked her to move her inauguration interfaith service from Topeka’s Assumption Catholic Church. She refused. The current archbishop, Joseph Naumann, called her out on the issue: he challenged her to name
one
instance in her long legislative career where she supported limiting abortion rights. She could not. He subsequently asked her not to go to Communion.

“None of these archbishops overreacted. Not only does Sebelius support the now outlawed practice of killing babies who are 80 percent born, so-called partial-birth abortion, she has accepted donations from one of the most notorious practitioners of this Nazi-style act—Dr. George Tiller. Moreover, she even hosted a dinner for him in the Governor’s Mansion.

“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. It is also setting up a battle between those Catholics who are honestly pro-life, and those who feign a pro-life position while always embracing the likes of Sebelius.”


Susan A. Fani
Director of Communications
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
catalyst@catholicleague.org
New York, NY 10123
212-371-3191
212-371-3394 (fax)

http://catholicleague.org/release.php?id=1558

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National Blueprint? Report Details Reasons for New U. Wisconsin Abortion Center

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
February 18, 2009


Madison, WI (LifeNews.com) -- In what could become a national blueprint for expanding abortion, a new report issued by leading pro-life advocates exposes the financial and political reasons the University of Wisconsin opened up a new abortion business. Other leading universities could file suit as abortion businesses close. [read more]

Catholic League Chatterbox

“House” Stereotypes Priests

On the Feb. 16 episode of the Fox Network show “House,” negative stereotypes of Catholic priests were promoted: the featured priest is a big drinker; he is hospitalized for hallucinating about Jesus; he is accused of being a pedophile; he hates his “job”; he loses his faith; the Church refuses to believe his claims of innocence; he gets bounced from parish to parish; he is believed to have AIDS, etc.
Eventually, the doctors realize that the priest doesn’t have AIDS and doesn’t have a disease that causes hallucinations. Also, the priest is found innocent and his faith is restored.

But it is a little too little and a little too late: all along the stereotype of priests as child molesters was milked to the hilt. And that’s exactly the kind of impression that the writers and producers desired.


Susan A. Fani
Director of Communications
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
catalyst@catholicleague.org
New York, NY 10123
212-371-3191
212-371-3394 (fax)

http://catholicleague.org/chatterbox.php?#214

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Catholic League News Release

“THE VIEW” RIPS CATHOLICISM—AGAIN

A news story in today’s New York Post
claims there is “a new study approved by the Vatican” on sin that concludes that “Men and women sin in different ways.” Men are more given to lust; women to pride. This story was the subject of an exchange today on the ABC-TV show, “The View.” Here is an excerpt:

Whoopi Goldberg: Realize the Vatican is the last word in all things that are god. For some folks. But explain how you suddenly can write new sins. You can't do that.

Joy Behar: The pope is supposed to be infallible. He can say whatever he wants and people believe it. That's how it goes.

Goldberg: But that doesn’t make any sense.

Barbara Walters: What do you think is the biggest sin?

Behar: Lust amongst priests.

Elizabeth Hasselbeck: Pedophilia. They put that in the year after.

Goldberg: The biggest sin?…Intolerance.

Catholic League president Bill Donohue responded as follows:


“After we blasted Barbara Walters in an op-ed page ad in the New York Times
in June 2007 for sanctioning anti-Catholic bigotry on 15 occasions over the previous year, she got the message and quieted her panelists. But now they’re back, expressing their ignorance as well as their hostility.

“Goldberg is wrong to say that the Vatican is writing new sins: The report quotes one monsignor about a study whose author remains curiously undisclosed. Behar, another ex-Catholic, is wrong to speak so sweepingly about the pope’s infallibility: almost everything he says is of a fallible nature, and he has said absolutely nothing about this issue. And Hasselbeck, yet another ex-Catholic, was anxious to show that she also hates Catholics (she succeeded), paints priests as child molesters. How ironic it is to hear them say it is the Church that is intolerant. If only they could hear themselves speak.”


Contact co-producer Bill Geddie at
bill.geddie@abc.com

Susan A. Fani
Director of Communications
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
catalyst@catholicleague.org
New York, NY 10123
212-371-3191
212-371-3394 (fax)

http://catholicleague.org/release.php?id=1557

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Catholic League News Release

UNIV. OF GEORGIA APOLOGIZES

Earlier today, Catholic League president Bill Donohue wrote a news release about a poster placed in the dorms of the University of Georgia that misappropriated Christian iconography: it altered the Michelangelo painting of the Sistine Chapel that shows the hand of God reaching out to Adam to depict the exchange of a condom.

Donohue e-mailed a copy of his letter, which was the basis of the news release, to Dr. Rodney D. Bennett, Vice President for Student Affairs. Bennett subsequently called Donohue saying he had heard from quite a few Catholic League members about this episode. Donohue explains what happened:

“I am writing to the president of the University of Georgia, Dr. Michael F. Adams, to commend him for choosing Dr. Bennett as his Vice President for Student Affairs. Dr. Bennett was not aware of the offensive poster until we contacted him, but when he saw it, he reacted swiftly and responsibly: his apology was as sincere as it was thorough. He pledged to take ‘corrective action,’ doing what he can to stop this from happening again on campus. He not only conveyed his ‘deepest apology’ over the phone—he put it in writing.

“Too bad other officials, in and out of education, aren’t as honest and diligent as Dr. Bennett. I am happy to say that this ends our dispute with the University of Georgia. Case closed.”

Susan A. Fani
Director of Communications
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
catalyst@catholicleague.org
New York, NY 10123
212-371-3191
212-371-3394 (fax)

http://catholicleague.org/release.php?id=1556

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Perry Standing Up For Texas?

Texas Governor Rick Perry may stand up for Texas by turning down some of its share of the Federal Stimulus; stating the “mile-long” strings attached as the reason. Accepting money with strings attached is never a good idea, especially when it comes from a socialist federal government that is hell bent on stealing whatever it can from it's citizens. During a time when many states are acting on taking back their Constitutional State's Rights I am impressed that Perry is being hesitant. Hopefully, he sticks to his guns and follows through.

Thomas Sowell On The Stimulus and Housing Situation

Once again Thomas Sowell makes some great points in this article regarding the "Housing Crisis" and the spend, spend, spend (everyone else's money) Congress. Why is it that politicians don't seem to have the mechanism in their brain that allows them to learn from their mistakes? This is a simple concept. We are supposed to learn from our mistakes, not continue to make them and expect that the outcome will be different. We have all heard it, that is insanity. This Democrat controlled Congress, along with its pet RINO's, is insane and leading us all to destruction. They need to be stopped and they need to be replaced.

Pope Benedict XVI Tells Speaker Nancy Pelosi Catholics Must Oppose Abortion

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
February 18, 2009


The Vatican (LifeNews.com) -- Pope Benedict XVI told House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a Wednesday meeting that Catholics have an obligation to oppose abortion. Pelosi is a longtime abortion advocate who has gone as far as supporting taxpayer funded abortions and opposing a partial-birth abortion ban.

The pontiff told the highest-ranking female politician in the United States that Catholic elected officials have a duty to protect human life "at all stages of its development." [
read more]

Theft By Government

Theft By Government
Nancy Morgan

RightBias.com
February 17, 2009

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Question: How does con man Bernie Madoff differ from the state of California?
Answer: Bernie's victims surrendered their life savings voluntarily - in California, the victim's money was taken under threat of force by the IRS.

As pundits, politicians and the media focus America's wrath on Bernie Madoff for conning friends and associates out of over $50 million bucks, the same scam carried out by elected government officials in both Kansas and California goes virtually unnoticed.

California, home to 37 million people and a $1.8 trillion economy, recently informed taxpayers that the state will be unable to issue taxpayers their tax refunds. An IOU will take its place. Translation: Anyone who overpaid their 2008 taxes will not receive their money back from the state until, well, until the state figures out how to find more of other people's money to redistribute. Hey, isn't that what Madoff is accused of?

Likewise, the taxpayers of Kansas are plumb out of luck, as political battles are forcing the state to withhold the refunding of taxpayer's money."We are out of cash, in essence," state budget director Duane Goossen said last week.

If an individual fails to return investor's cash, its called fraud. If a private business defaults on its obligations, it is forced into bankruptcy. If a government entity runs out of cash, its business as usual.

Third world countries, decadent dictators and savvy politicians have long known that a common enemy is a powerful and unifying tool, especially when it comes to providing a scapegoat for any and all failed policies. As long as Iran, Korea, Cuba, etc. are able to focus the blame for their own failed policies on a common enemy, say the rich, decadent United States, they themselves remain immune from both the blame and the consequences of their failed policies.

So it is with the the United States. In our case, the common enemy chosen to deflect blame and attention from failed policies and economic collapse is capitalism. 'It's capitalism that's to blame', politicians claim. 'It's unfettered free markets', the media echo. 'And, by the way, we'll fix it for you,' the Obama administration promises, as they rush to make an example of Bernie Madoff.
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In the supreme irony, capitalism is the very engine of wealth that allowed state and federal government to spend virtually unlimited amounts of our money on whatever pet projects they deemed necessary. Now that the money has been spent and the coffers are bare, capitalism has been chosen as the 'common enemy' and assigned the blame that rightfully belongs to profligate politicians and reality-challenged bureaucrats. (And to be fair, the Americans who trusted them.)

As millions of Americans, myself included, are being forced to economize, cut back and re-adjust priorities and expectations, our elected officials remain immune. In California, despite a $42 billion deficit, the legislature continues to impose costly regulations and mandates.

At the same time the federal government approves the expenditure of yet another $787 billion dollars we do not have, it continues to shackle that demon capitalism with legislation that enables key democratic allies to gain power and impose higher costs of doing business on all Americans. But hey, the unions are ecstatic, the trial lawyers are happy and the environmentalists are placated.

Its 'we the people' that pay the tab for government. Its capitalism and the free market system that enables us to do so. Yet, so far, Americans seem willing to let government kill the goose that lays the golden egg. By demonizing and undermining capitalism in favor of the totally discredited, tried and failed system of socialism, we are being forced to buy into yet another unrealistic version of utopia that common sense and history tells us will fail, big time.

Just as Ronald Reagan looked at the Soviet Union and plainly saw that their system could not support itself and was bound to collapse, so to, do I look at the new path America is on, and wonder how so many Americans have been fooled into not challenging, and actually being made complicit, in the assisted suicide our our great country.


Nancy Morgan is a columnist and news editor for
RightBias.com
She lives in South Carolina

Benedict XVI. Do not forget your Christian roots

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Founding Fathers Quote

A dependence on the people is, no doubt, the primary control on the government; but experience has taught mankind the necessity of auxiliary precautions.

James Madison

Pro-Life Catholics Want Vatican to Deny Communion to Pro-Abortion Nancy Pelosi

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
February 17, 2009


The Vatican (LifeNews.com) -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is set to visit Pope Benedict XVI this week and will likely receive communion during her visit to the Vatican. Some pro-life Catholics don't want that to happen and have started a petition asking that Catholic Church leaders prevent the pro-abortion lawmaker from receiving the sacrament. [
read more]

Gov. Jindal: "Improving our Kids’ Educational Opportunities"

February 17th, 2009 Posted by bobbyjindal
Dear Friends,

Improving our Kids’ Educational Opportunities

We visited Lafayette and Shreveport last week to announce our priorities for improving our state’s educational systems during the upcoming legislative session. We took some important steps forward last year by passing a teacher’s bill of rights, among other bills, and will continue that success as we move forward.

Our three key areas of focus will be to further improve charter schools, increase discipline in the classroom, and to implement value-added assessments so we can better gauge the progress our students are making. As our kids continue to try and compete in a global economy, these will provide our educators with more tools to ensure a quality school environment. [
read more]

Latest 40 Days for Life Campaign Sees Canada, Australia, Northern Ireland Join

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
February 17, 2009


Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- The launch of the Spring 40 Days for Life campaign is just over a week away and coordinators are excited because it will kick off in more than 130 cities across America, Canada, Australia, and Northern Ireland. This is the first time the prayerful educational effort will have such a global reach.

"With more than a week still to go before this campaign commences, the buzz about 40 Days for Life is building in intensity all across the Internet," Spring Campaign Director Shawn Carney tells LifeNews.com. [read more]

Update from the House Republican Study Committee (RSC)


RSC Update: Tuesday, February 17, 2009

From the Chairman
Today is a sad one for the future of our great nation, as the President has signed the terribly misguided non-stimulus package. Democrats have squandered an opportunity to address our economic problems by delivering a massive bill that is more focused on growing government than growing the economy. The country is looking for a real solution, yet the majority delivered only a borrow-and-spend bill that will prolong our economic turmoil and indebt future generations.

The legislation failed the American people on both process and policy. Ignoring their own calls for bipartisanship, Democrats completely shut out Republicans and the American people by crafting the legislation
behind closed doors. In turn, the final product was a hodgepodge of pet projects and pork instead of sound economic policies.

Yet, there was one positive product of the vote last week. In a strong signal of principle and unified desire for a better approach, the legislation did not receive a single vote of House Republican support. It is important for American families to know that Republicans are on the side of economic growth and real job creation, not more borrowing and spending. And your support in fighting this misguided legislation is greatly appreciated.

Now we must set out to hold the majority and administration accountable for the generational theft they have committed by enacting this legislation. We will demand strict oversight on the disbursement of these funds and vocally inform the American people of the waste and abuse that the bill has created. This was surely a setback, but we will not let it to go without fighting back. With your continued support, we can shine a light on the ugliness of their so-called stimulus and continue to pursue
real economic solutions.

Sincerely,
Rep. Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA)
Chairman, Republican Study Committee

RSC Media Activity
Every week, Republican Study Committee members work hard to ensure that the conservative viewpoint is well-represented in all corners of the media. With unbridled federal spending once again Washington’s leading issue, Republicans have been busy spreading their message.

New York Times: Thirty Years Later, a Return to Stagflation
Rep. Paul Ryan (WI-01)
Congress has made a terrible mistake. Amid a rhetorical debate centered on words like “crisis,” “emergency” and “catastrophe,” it acted too fast. While arguments were made about the stimulus bill’s specific components — taxpayer money for condoms, new green cars and golf carts for federal bureaucrats, another round of rebate checks — its more dangerous consequences were overlooked. And now the package threatens a return to the kind of stagflation last seen in the 1970s. (
Read more)

Flash Report: The Un-Stimulating Stimulus
Rep. Ed Royce (CA-40)
Under the guise of an attempt to stimulate the economy, today the Democratic leadership in the House will push through a massive increase in government spending that experts say will do little or nothing to create jobs. Unfortunately, the bill does little more than create 31 new government programs and provide additional funding for 73 existing programs while boosting pork-barrel spending. (
Read more)

TownHall: Rationing Health Care Creates Jobs?
Rep. John Shadegg (AZ-03)
Every day Americans learn about another outrageous, irrelevant spending provision in Democrats’ so-called stimulus bill. There’s money for global warming. There’s money for sex education. There’s money for Amtrak. There’s money for unions. There’s money to buy new cars and office space for bureaucrats. They’re even doing golf course renovations. Who knows, maybe they’ll even fix-up my rain gutter. But here’s the bottom line: this bill has everything except economic stimulus. It’s just one big, sordid payback for Democrat special interests. (
Read more)

The Hill: Cure Should Not Be Worse than the Disease
Rep. Buck McKeon (CA-25)

Given the challenges facing America’s healthcare system, it seems safe to move beyond the question of whether we need reform to focus our attention on how that reform should be accomplished. Because the ‘how’ matters. If we don’t approach healthcare reform carefully, we could destroy one of the few parts of the system that actually works. (Read more)

RSC Legislative Activity

RSC members have made it a priority to introduce productive, conservative alternatives to the Democrats’ reckless agenda.

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (TN-07) to introduce Healthcare Choices for Seniors Act
Rep. Blackburn’s bill allows seniors to delay Medicare coverage and retain their health savings account (HSA) without penalty. To give our seniors more choice in their own healthcare, the “Healthcare Choices for Seniors Act” splits the connection between Social Security and Medicare, provides a voucher for those that opt-out of Medicare in return for their years of paying Medicare payroll taxes, and allows individuals to continue tax-free contributions to their HSA. (
Read more)

Rep. Doug Lamborn (CO-05) Preparing Letter Urging Guantanamo Detainees Kept Off U.S. Soil
“I am writing to express my concern with the potential transfer of Guantanamo detainees to the United States, and to ask you to join me in a letter to President Obama urging him not to move the detainees to any location on U.S. soil…Military prisons in the U.S. also have limited capacity and resources. Transferring Guantanamo detainees to any of these facilities will significantly decrease space, resources, and attention available for domestic military and civilian criminals in an already over-crowded environment.” (
Read more)

Rep. Duncan D. Hunter to introduce Military Recruitment Protection Act
Under current law, high schools receiving funds under the No Child Left Behind Act must provide military recruiters the same access to school campuses and basic contact information that is provided to colleges and universities. Schools also are required to notify parents of their right to “opt-out” by submitting a written request that contact information not be released. Since passage of the law in 2003, some school administrators and liberal activist groups have tried to deny access to military recruiters. (
Read more)

House Floor Activity
The following key legislation saw a vote on the House floor this week:

The American Recovery and Investment Act (
H.R. 1), also known as the Democrats’ Non-Stimulus bill, is the largest borrowing-and-spending bill in American history. The 1,100-page bill was rammed through Congress by the Democrat Majority before any member was able to read its contents – despite the $1.1 trillion overall price tag. The bill is full of handouts for Democrat pet projects and even includes a foundation for government-run health care. Rather than focusing on pro-growth, market based solutions, Democrats instead insisted upon spending a mountain of taxpayer money, sticking future generations with the debt. Seven Democrats joined a united Republican Conference in voting against the bill. Passed 246-183.

Money Monitor
Each week, the
RSC Money Monitor tracks how bills passed by the House affect authorizations, mandatory spending, and federal government revenue.

Authorizations
Five-year cost of authorizations passed by the House this week: $540.5 million
H.R. 908 (Missing Alzheimer’s Disease Patient Alert Program): $25.0 million
H.R. 488 (Elder Abuse Victims Act) $233.0 million
H.R. 632 (National Silver Alert Act): $70.0 million
H.R. 554 (National Nanotechnology Initiative Amendments: $11.5 million
H.R. 631 (Water Use Efficiency and Conservation Research Act: $101.0 million
H.R. 469: Produced Water Utilization Act: $100.0 million
Five-year cost of authorizations passed by the House this year: $690.8 million

Mandatory Spending
Five-year change in mandatory spending passed by the House this week: $274.4 billion
H.R. 1 (Conference Report, American Recovery and Investment Act): $274.4 billion
Five-year change in mandatory spending passed by the House this year: $333.4 billion

Appropriations
One-year cost of appropriations passed by the House this week:
Fiscal Year 2008: $0
Fiscal Year 2009: $288.7 billion
Fiscal Year 2010: $7.1 billion
Fiscal Year 2011: $4.6 billion
One-year coast of appropriations passed by the House this year:
Fiscal Year 2008: $0
Fiscal Year 2009: $288.7 billion
Fiscal Year 2010: $66.5 billion
Fiscal Year 2011: $4.6 billion

Revenue
Five-year change in revenue passed by the House this week: -$211.8 billion
Five-year change in revenue passed by the House this year: -$171.7 billion


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Sarah Palin's Daughter Bristol: Don't be Teen Mom, My Decision to Keep Baby

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
February 17, 2009


Wasilla, AK (LifeNews.com) -- Sarah Palin's daughter Bristol spoke out on Monday night for the first time about her teen pregnancy and her views on abstinence and abortion. She said she would urge other teen girls not to become a mother so soon and added that it was her decision and not her mother's to keep her baby. [
read more]

American Life League Press Release

MEDIA RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
17 February 2009
CONTACT: Katie Walker
540.659.4942
kwalker@all.org

A.L.L.'S JUDIE BROWN HOPES TO SEE PELOSI IN CONFESSION LINE

Washington, D.C. (17 February 2009) – The following is a statement from Judie Brown, president of American Life League on the Wednesday meeting between U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Pope Benedict XVI.

"The only photo-op I hope to see out of Rep. Pelosi's meeting with the Holy Father Wednesday is the House Speaker in the Confessional line.

Pelosi's adamant support for abortion and the anti-life agenda of the American left is utterly incompatible with her self-described 'ardent' Catholicism.

Pelosi has been defiant toward the admonitions of the American bishops; has misrepresented Catholic teaching on the question of when the human being's life begins and is a rabid supporter of abortifacient contraception.

It is our prayer that the words of the Holy Father resound in Pelosi's ears and open her heart to the great evil she is helping inflict on the United States:

'How can it be that the most wondrous and sacred human space - the womb - has become a place of unutterable violence?'"

American Life League was co-founded in 1979 by Judie Brown. It is the largest grassroots Catholic pro-life organization in the United States and is committed to the protection of all innocent human beings from the moment of creation to natural death. For more information or press inquiries, please contact Katie Walker at 540-659-4942

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

AFP: US House: Speaker to Meet Pope (16 February 2009)
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5im533hpUWOM5B-7ZixtyioZNLT_w

LifeSiteNews: What the Pope Should Know About Nancy Pelsoi (16 February 2009)
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/feb/09021612.html



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Katie Walker
Director of Communication
American Life League
1179 Courthouse Road
Stafford, Virginia 22554
540.659.4942
kwalker@all.org
http://www.all.org/

Black Pro-Life Advocates Head to California to Support Pastor Walter Hoye

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
February 17, 2009


Oakland, CA (LifeNews.com) -- Several African-American pro-life leaders are headed to Oakland today to support Walter Hoye, a local black pro-life pastor who will be headed to prison for trying to share the pro-life message.

Hoye was found to have violated what pro-life attorneys call an unconstitutional city law that is used specifically to prevent providing information to women outside abortion centers. [
read more]

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Endorsement

My endorsement for State Superintendent of Schools is Rose Fernandez. We need a Superintendent who will put the students first and that seems to be Fernandez. One of the impressive things about her that proves to me children's learning comes first for her was her strong statement of support for homeschoolers:

On Homeschooling

Homeschooling is an educational option that should be preserved. Wisconsin has some of the most permissive homeschooling laws in the nation. I see no reason why this should change. Homeschoolers should not be demonized or looked at as anything but the concerned, loving, hard-working parents that they are. Homeschooled children are generally well-prepared for post secondary education and the work force, often more so than their traditionally-educated peers. They have no net cost to taxpayers. If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it. I am aware that many in the educational establishment look down upon homeschoolers. I do not. Far from it. In fact, I can say with certainty that at DPI I would be the best friend independent homeschoolers have ever had at the helm of that agency.

We don't homeschool, but if she is willing to look out for homeschoolers that means she will keep the quality of our children's public education a priority.

She is right on several other issues also; including merit pay, school choice, charter schools, levy limits, and other. Check out her issue section; Wisconsin's children deserve a true advocate.

It is time to have someone in charge who isn't owned by the teacher's unions and the bureaucracy. Remember to vote on Tuesday, February 17.