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Thursday
Nov152012

Shannon McGinley - Republicans will only win when they fully embrace their platform

By Shannon McGinley, acting executive director, Cornerstone

In today’s technology driven election climate, it’s not enough for Cornerstone to promote pro-family candidates among issue advocates to make sure a conservative agenda resonates with voters. If Republicans want to win, the Republican Party and its top-ticket candidates must develop recognizable pro-family concepts in their campaigns and fully embrace the conservative cause.

Cornerstone can preach to the choir all it wants, but without a modern political party machine to research, target and reach out to new voters and then get them to the polls armed with conservative facts, the choir just won’t add up to a winning tally. The Democrats understood this dynamic, which is why they won, despite their underlying extremism. Republicans denied they were under attack as the enemy overcame them. They assumed voters would pretend social issues aren’t part of modern politics at the same time that Democrats defined Republican positions on these issues for them.

It didn’t help matters that taxpayer-funded Planned Parenthood spent between $5 million and $7 million on the election, joining Democrats in their misinformation campaign that alleged Republicans want to take away women’s birth control options. According to The Hill, the abortion business saw a 98 to 99 percent return on its election spending investment. This type of spending is certainly a formidable enemy for Republicans who, in large part, simply want to reduce the number of abortions and make sure taxpayers aren’t paying for men and women’s contraceptives against their will.

All it would have taken to set the record straight was some defensive Republican messaging explaining Republican positions on these issues and an offensive strike explaining the Democratic lies and their underlying extremism. Yes, Republicans are at a monetary disadvantage because they don’t rely on taxpayers to fund their campaigns and they use private donations instead. But Republicans have to prove their more frugal approach will work in government by making it work electing conservatives to office.

The Democratic Party just removed the last quasi pro-family issue from their platform; namely, that “abortion should be safe … and rare.” To add insult to injury, Democrats included a new provision that promotes taxpayer-funded abortions. President Obama has consistently defended barbaric procedures such as partial-birth abortion and leaving an infant out to die of starvation when an abortion procedure fails. If the new Democratic platform becomes reality, people who morally object to abortion would be forced to pay for these procedures against their will.

These are easy pickings for Republicans. According to Gallup polls this year (here and here), most Americans are pro-life, and the great majority of those who think abortion should be legal would restrict the procedure to rare circumstances. In other words, voters prefer the Republican platform, and if they knew about it, they would find the Democratic platform outrageous.

When Democrats said Republicans were at war with women, Republicans remained silent on the issues and let themselves be defined that way. When Democrats said Republicans planned to eliminate access to contraceptives, Republicans didn’t explain that they simply believe men and women should pay for their own birth control, vasectomies or condoms. When Democrats said Republicans wanted to stifle immigration reform or end public support for higher education, Republicans didn’t approach single-issue voters with their actual positions. Republicans let single-issue voters believe the fabrications and exaggerations of Democrats across the board, and those voters responded accordingly.

Likewise, Democrats exclaimed that Republicans planned to take away Medicare from seniors. Yet, it was the president himself, in his infamous Obamacare bill, who took away millions of dollars from successful free market elements of the program and devoted them to the failing Medicaid system, instead. He added millions of Americans to Medicaid at a time when doctors are fleeing the program or their practice altogether because the numbers don’t add up for them. Republicans didn’t explain that the president was making Medicare less accessible for seniors; they didn’t explain that Democrats were making it harder for lower income families to get good medical care. These were easy targets for Republicans, but they let Democrats define the issues instead. Seniors and lower-income families came out and voted Democrat because of it.

If the Republican Party has any hope of returning to power, Republicans must embrace their party’s platform and reach out to voters with it. Republicans can’t rely on their old sources of information about voters, they have to get out in the world and find new voters who believe in the same things but just don’t know it. In short, Republicans have to ask for votes and explain why their way is better, or they just simply won’t win elections.

Tuesday
Nov132012

Carolyn McKinney - We let Democrats define the terms of our defeat

By Carolyn McKinney, chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire

When Democrats set the terms of the 2012 campaign for state and federal offices, Republican leaders blew their horns about jobs and the economy and counted on their position of strength and the glaring weaknesses in their enemy’s lines to secure victory. Republicans lost because they forgot to tell the troops about the Democratic weaknesses. Democrats took advantage of the oversight and rolled over the field.

Democratic victories last Tuesday quite simply reflected a tactical failure of top-ticket Republicans to defend the party’s message. This wasn’t a failure of Republican principles, but a failure to define and defend Republican principles. Democrats successfully distracted voters with complete fabrications of reality, and Republicans let them do it without response.  

Predictably, Republican Party leaders assumed that the people had enough of the social issues and wanted to focus on the economy instead—and by in large, Republicans successfully governed on economic recovery issues during the past two years. Democrats understood the visceral nature of social issues and successfully tarnished liberty as the enemy of their carefully crafted relationship between business and government. Republicans didn’t respond, despite the prescient need. They thought that by ignoring the problem it would go away.

Even if it was a good idea—and I strongly contend that it is not—the Republican Party is never going to rid itself of social conservatives, and it won’t dismiss the libertarian faction either, if the libertarians don’t dismiss themselves, first. Due to the way the two-party system has been solidified in state and federal law, neither group has anywhere else to go if it wants any influence, and neither will the Republican Party have any influence without these two groups.

The only solution is for the Republican Party to fully embrace its platform, which is actually more conservative and libertarian than anything else. Had Republican leaders chosen to explain the Republican Party to voters, they just might have received some votes.

In other words, a “big tent” Republican Party includes moderates and the socially agnostic, but let’s be clear: the tent is held up by conservatives and libertarians. There is no tent without them. There’s just Democrats and Democrats-lite. I contend that New Hampshire truly wants neither—and so goes the nation.

Enough with the rhetoric, here’s some realism: Faced with the ludicrous and fallacious Democratic idea that Republicans want to end all abortions and take contraceptives away from women, Republicans should have explained that Roe v. Wade is the law of the land until it’s overturned. And at the same time, they should have explained that there are alternatives to abortion; that women deserve other options, such as child care services, especially if they’re going to college (tuition certainly does pay for it already). 

Republicans should have turned the tables on Democrats: “Who are the real extremists? Who removed from their platform the goal that abortion be ‘safe and rare’? Who supports living children being murdered when their body is already outside the womb? Who supports letting infants die on a surgical table because their abortion went wrong? Who wants taxpayers to foot the bill for this stuff? Really? Even if they morally object? Doesn’t a human being have an inalienable right to life, endowed by his or her Creator? So, tell me again why Democrats oppose Republican proposals to decrease the number of abortions in favor of alternative solutions that both respect women and favor life.”

Without a doubt, Democrats had the extreme agenda, but we didn’t tell voters about it! 

Let’s be clear: We Republicans can change some of our policy positions to more consistently represent the principles in our platform. On immigration, for instance, there millions of inalienably free human beings who simply want to live a better life in America, but our laws don’t allow it. While Republicans are known to support the rule of law, we are also known to be a group that favors Judeo-Christian values, which include love and charity. We must craft a common sense solution that balances the rule of law and the reality that these illegal immigrants must be treated with the dignity that we must afford to all human beings. We also must recognize that the large illegal immigrant population contributes to our economy in important ways, and we need to stop catering to the people who resist a common sense policy that allows for the free trade of labor across national boundaries. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not advocating for citizenship for all; that’s something that has to be earned. But a guest worker program would certainly go a long way to help the market meet its needs for labor without sacrificing national sovereignty or identity, and it would also be more conservative.

The bottom line is this: Republicans need to unite around their platform or they’ll all be lost to the isolation of their own personal perfection. There’s no doubt that herding cats is difficult, but that is the task for those who lead people who want to be free. Let’s hope they get it right next time, for the sake of us all.

Monday
Aug132012

Shannon McGinley - Abortion is at the center of Planned Parenthood’s business model

By Shannon McGinley, acting executive director of Cornerstone Action

It is impossible to ensure that taxpayer dollars directed to Planned Parenthood for so-called family-planning services don’t also pay for abortions, and it is for that reason alone that it was appropriate for the New Hampshire Executive Council to reject the abortion business’s state contract for family-planning services last year.

Under the N.H. Constitution’s protection of the Right of Conscience, it’s unconstitutional and illegal to force taxpayers to fund an organization specializing in these immoral practices, whether pharmaceutical or surgical, which end innocent human life. The Executive Council stood up for women’s health at the same time it rejected Planned Parenthood’s contract by approving 10 family-planning contracts with other organizations that do not perform abortions.

Because Planned Parenthood does not have a contract with the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services to perform family-planning services, it does not qualify for a state license to dispense prescription drugs, such as the medical abortion pill RU-486, which can be taken up to nine weeks after conception to end human life. Despite the clear letter of the law spelled out in RSA 318:42 that prohibits it, Planned Parenthood recently applied for a license claiming that the state and federal departments of health and human services are interchangeable. The board decides Wednesday, August 15, and should be held accountable if it doesn’t make the only choice it has, which is to apply the law to Planned Parenthood as it would apply it to any other organization seeking to dispense drugs without a pharmacist.

As a conservative woman of childbearing age, I would be remiss to ignore the leftist assault on women that has played out in the public debate surrounding the Executive Council’s decision. The nation’s top abortion business and its liberal supporters want you to believe that the decision limits women’s access to birth control or contraceptives, or worse, stands in the way of affordable women’s health. But the council’s decision to approve contracts for 10 family planning organizations discredits half of that argument. Secondly, while Planned Parenthood says the pill costs $15-$50 a month, Wal-Mart sells the pill for as little as $9 a month, discrediting the other half. Furthermore, fertility is not a disease that needs to be managed with medical treatment, and we know the exact behavioral cause of pregnancy. With the price of birth control so low, no rational person would involve government in this situation where men and women should bear the full responsibility.

The disingenuous nature of the liberal attacks on the Executive Council and our pro-life Legislature highlights the most troubling aspect of this whole situation. Is it so important for Planned Parenthood to perform abortions in New Hampshire that the organization is willing to risk its family planning grant and ability to dispense pharmaceuticals? Sadly, based on the recent statements of several women who previously worked at Planned Parenthood facilities across the country and the work of groups such as Live Action and Expose Planned Parenthood—which videotaped Planned Parenthood employees in several facilities showing a willingness to aid and abet apparent pimps by arranging abortions for their under-aged sex slaves—it is increasingly apparent that abortion, both surgical and pharmaceutical, is what sustains Planned Parenthood’s business.

Planned Parenthood preys on vulnerable women to drive profits. The numbers in Planned Parenthood’s own annual report reveals the organization’s focus on abortion and that taxpayers are funding it. During the 2009-2010 fiscal year, the organization received $487 million in taxpayer funding, 46 percent of its annual revenue. In the same period, the organization performed 329,445 abortions, 91 percent of its pregnancy services.

Abby Johnson, former clinic director of a Planned Parenthood in Texas, said she was directed to double the number of abortions performed at her clinic to drive up revenue. She also noted Planned Parenthood’s recent directive mandating that all of its affiliates provide abortions by 2013, which led one affiliate, also in Texas, to leave the organization.

Often, this extreme focus to boost profit is at the expense of women’s health. Sue Thayer said she was fired from her Iowa Planned Parenthood position because she expressed a concern about the indignity of so-called “telemed” abortions, which involve a doctor pressing a button from a remote location to open a drawer containing RU-486. The drug is then given to a pregnant woman who is immediately sent home. Thayer said her superiors celebrated the reduction of “overhead costs,” such as the specialized equipment, staff and traveling physician required for a surgical abortion.

Women sent home with these drugs aren’t told about the innocent life inside of them that will starve to death as she goes into labor, has contractions and bleeds out her dead child. Some women even suffer from hemorrhaging and even death after taking this drug. This is the true War on Women.

Tuesday
Sep212010

K OF C & CARDINAL O’MALLEY BETRAY UN BORN CHILDREN, 20 SEP, 2010 

The K of C, a Roman Catholic fraternal order, was founded in 1882 by Fr. Michael McGivney in the basement of St. Mary's Church, New Haven, CT. The principles are Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. Membership is predominantly laymen and priests have free life membership. A third of the 1.8 million members purchase the insurance benefits. The K of C gave a record $151 million to charity in 2009, $116 million of it from local/state councils. Only $1.9 million (down $1.5m from 2008) of $34.6 million in K of C HQ Charitable Contributions in 2009 went to Pro-Life, but the K of C Museum in New Haven got almost treble -  $5.6 million (up $1.8m from 2008) KofC.org/un/eb/en/Resources/Conv/2010/Charity.pdf

 

The K of C claims to be the “Strong right arm of the Church”! Yet Carl Anderson, the Supreme Knight since 2000 ($1,179,762/yr), fails to suspend/expel the many Pro-Abortion/Pro-Homosexual politicians. In his ten- minute self-serving Greetings from the Supreme Knight to the 2010 State Conventions video, he never mentioned the Right to Life or marriage. This is very grave given that he is a member of the Pontifical Academy for Life, the Pontifical Council for the Family and is a consultant to the Pro-Life Committee of the USCCB (Supreme Knight Message to State Conventions  Flash format Click here). Many men left and more refuse to join because of the moral corruption in the K of C.

 

SK Virgil Dechant (1977 to 2000 - when he received $2,164,805 on retirement!), and the K of C Board of Directors “refused to capitulate” to Pro-Life Catholics who criticized the Order for not expelling “pro-choice” politicians (Faith and Fraternalism, 1992, P 451). As a Past SK, Dechant is a lifetime Supreme Director. In Aug 2005, he told Ken Fisher, President of Concerned Roman Catholics of America (CRCOA), that Pro-Abortion pols will “never” be expelled. Patrick Korten, VP for Communications, said that Pro-Abortion members are “few” and “irrelevant” (Boston Herald 11/Aug/07). Joe Mauro, Executive VP Agencies & Marketing ($386,321/yr, retired 2001), said on tape c. 1991, that Pro-Lifers who were writing “thousands and thousands of letters” to K of C HQ seeking to expel Pro-Abortion members, are “...real fanatics out there, radicals...this is the ‘House Rule’...I, I’d prefer you kept silent on the issue (abortion)”.

 

Supreme Advocate (lawyer) John Marrella ($236,733/yr), wrote on 15/Apr/10 that subordinate councils may not discipline public figures. This is contrary to SEC. 162. of the Charter Constitution and Laws, which specifies the penalty of suspension - by the State Deputy under SEC. 166. - for Giving Scandal etc. No bishop is involved here. On 13/Jan/10, without any legal basis, he directed that members, state, and local councils must not contact politicians on matters of faith and morals, except as “private citizens”. Rep Bart Stupak, K of C, switched and voted on 23/Mar/10 for the Health Care bill with publicly-funded abortions. It passed 219-212. Please watch this RealCatholicTV.Com video: YouTube.Com/Watch?v=LdQw_PlC9QM  

 

Bishops, like toothless tigers, fail to excommunicate Pro-Abortion/Pro-Homosexual pols and are silent on K of C failures. Pope Benedict’s declaration of Fr. Michael McGivney as Venerable was exploited by Supreme Chaplain Bishop William Lori as "a ringing affirmation of the Order he founded" (Columbia, May 2008). Emilio Moure sabotaged a CA K of C resolution to suspend Pro-Abortion pols (CalCatholic.com). It seems his rewards were: Supreme Director, Sup. Treasurer, and, on 1/Sep/10, Sup. Secretary ($311,846/yr)!

  

K of C Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston (ArchbishopSean@RCAB.org) is in the process of transferring his 6 Caritas Christi hospitals to Cerberus/Steward. The Catholic identity can be abandoned for a donation of $4,166,666 each ($25 million for the group) to a charity of the Cardinal’s choosing (The Pilot, 14/May/10). He put his 6 hospitals in a state CeltiCare plan which makes abortion referrals to Planned Parenthood. It started 1/Jul/09. PP is the USA's #1 abortionist - 305,310 abortions in 2007 (PlannedParenthood.org).

  

Cardinal O’Malley gave Pro-Abortion/Pro-Gay Ted Kennedy a hero's funeral on 29/Aug/09. He advertised “HOLY WEEK 2010” in Bay Windows, New England’s largest Gay (GLBT) paper. He didn’t protest Obama at Notre Dame in 2009. In Dec 2005, he allowed Catholic Charities to give an award to Boston Mayor Tom Menino, a Pro-Abortion Catholic who attends the Gay Pride Parade every June. Fr. Walter Cuenin, K of C, promoted the parade and Boston City Councilors Michael Flaherty & John Tobin, both K of C, marched.

 

MA State Deputy Dick Guerriero failed to suspend Pro-Abortion pols, but he signed an open letter endorsing Mitt Romney (R), who introduced Gay Marriage on 17/May/04 and flipped on abortion! Ray Flynn, K of C, former U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican, endorsed Pro-Abortion/Pro-Gay Hillary Clinton in the Democratic presidential primary (Boston Herald 6/Feb/08). On 4/May/08, Supreme Advocate Paul Devin, who gave money to Pro-Abortion pols Ted and Joe Kennedy (OpenSecrets.org), ruled as “unconstitutional” a MA State Convention resolution by GK/FDD Joe Craven to suspend Pro-Abortion/Pro-Gay pols. A disgraced Devin retired in Feb 2009. On 14/Jun/07, the heavily-Catholic MA Legislature, meeting in Constitutional Convention, voted to defeat the efforts of 170,000 signatories to put traditional marriage on the 2008 ballot.

 

 

At least 16 K of C caused the defeat, 10 italicized have top PP ratings (PPLMVotes.org): Speaker Sal DiMasi, House Majority Leader John Rogers, Reps Garret Bradley, Bob DeLeo (now Speaker), Stephen DiNatale, Chris Donelan, Chris Fallon (a Mason), Kevin Honan, Paul McMurtry, Charles Murphy, Bob Nyman, Angelo Puppolo (a Mason), Bob Spellane; Senators Michael Knapik (R) (PGK), Tom McGee, Michael Morrissey (Mass.gov). These K of C Reps voted $750k for gay programs in public schools. Senators voted an increase to $850k on 22/May/08. In July 2008, they (except Puppolo) repealed a 1913 law, thus allowing same-sex couples from all 50 states to marry in MA. By July 2009, 14 K of C pols had signed in support of an access -for-all-genders “Bathroom Bill” H. 1728.  (R) Republican pols, all others Democrats.

 

Gay marriage is now in 4 New England states: CT, MA, NH, VT, also DC, IA, (introduced, later defeated in CA, ME), partly due to the inaction of MA PSDs Tom Ledbetter, Dick Guerriero, Vincent Rumasuglia and Bill Donovan. SD Rumasuglia wrote in Baystate Knightline, Summer 2007: “Our membership has continued to spiral downward...”. Massachusetts Citizens For Life (MCFL) President Joe Reilly, K of C, and his wife Evelyn, tried to remove me as a MCFL Director in ’07 because I exposed Pro-Abortion K of C pols!  

 

Although in the top third as a K of C insurance agent: Lancer E. Division Report, y-t-d June 1999, General Agent Rodney Shropshire showed great hostility towards my Pro-Life work and reassigned me to a small, poor territory. Months later, he terminated my contract as a “failure”. VP Agencies, Tom Smith, ($405,643/yr), countersigned his lie. Supreme Knight Virgil Dechant & SK Carl Anderson didn’t answer my letters. Supreme Treasurer Deacon Ken Ryan ($208,181/yr) wrote lies, then claimed his signed letter wasn't his! On 18/Jun/2004, MA SD Tom Ledbetter suspended my membership for Scandal, Slander and Publishing Detrimental Matter - without any evidence! My appeal was rejected as “late” by Supreme Advocate Paul Devin ($387,130/yr), and by the Supreme Board of Dir. at a show trial held without my knowledge. All lied.

 

EWTN, March for Life, and Sisters of Life betray unborn children when they give prominence to K of C leadership who harbor Pro-Abortion/Pro-Homosexual pols in exchange for tax exemption. Please write to His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, The Apostolic Palace, 00120 Vatican City State, and advise him of this situation. Or, please sign below and mail to me and/or e-mail the following: BenedictXVI@Vatican.va  & Carl.Anderson@KOFC.org  Phone Supreme Knight Carl Anderson at 800 380 9995, FAX 203 752 4118

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Mr. Anderson: K of C laws and resolutions are defied by the refusal to suspend/expel Pro-Abortion/Pro-Gay pols & members - 52 million surgical abortions since Roe v. Wade (chemical abortions extra), and failure to require that Hall Rental Agreements prevent Gay Weddings, NARAL Pro-Choice and Witch events etc. being booked. This requires the resignation of yourself, Virgil Dechant, John Marrella and Emilio Moure.   K of C members and all Pro-Lifers must insist on these resignations, and should require a vow to protect unborn children as a membership condition. The Order, with $16 billion in assets, should forgive “Church Loans” of $117 million, lent at 5.5% interest, and help the needy dioceses and Pro-Life groups.

 

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Mail: John O’Gorman, 30 Myrtle Avenue, Winthrop, MA 02152, USA for forwarding.



101/162 (62%) OF THE CATHOLICS IN CONGRESS ARE PRO-ABORTION* 

JESUIT ALUMNAE ARE AS BAD** 

 

68 MILLION CATHOLICS - 22% OF POPULATION - HAVE 29%  OF SEATS IN CONGRESS

 

67 (41%) HAVE 0% NATIONAL RIGHT TO LIFE (NRLC) VOTING RECORDS: AK Sen Mark Begich. AZ Reps Raul Grijalva, Ed Pastor. CA Reps Xavier Becerra, Anna Eshoo, Jerry McNerney, George Miller, Grace Napolitano, Nancy Pelosi (Speaker), Lucille Roybal-Allard, Linda Sanchez, Loretta Sanchez, Jackie Speier, Mike Thompson, Diane Watson. CT Reps Joe Courtney, Rosa DeLauro, John Larson; Sen Chris Dodd. IA Sen Tom Harkin. IL Reps Luis Gutierrez, Phil Hare, Mike Quigley; Sen Dick Durbin (Assistant Majority Leader). IN Rep Peter Visclosky. MA Reps Mike Capuano, Bill Delahunt, Ed Markey, Jim McGovern. MD Sen Barbara Mikulski.  MN Rep Betty McCollum.  MO Rep William Clay; Sen Claire McCaskill. NH Rep Carol Shea-Porter. NJ Reps Frank Pallone, Bill Pascrell, Albio Sires; Sen Bob Menendez. NM Rep Ben Lujan. NY Reps Tim Bishop, Joe Crowley, John Hall, Brian Higgins, Maurice Hinchey, Dan Maffei, Charles Rangel, Jose Serrano, Paul Tonko, Nydia Velazquez; Sen Kirsten Gillibrand. Northern Mariana Islands Del. Gregorio Sablan***. OH Rep Mary Jo Kilroy. OR Rep Peter DeFazio. PA Reps Bob Brady, Patrick Murphy, Joe Sestak. Puerto Rico Res. Com. Pedro Pierluisi***. RI Rep Patrick Kennedy; Sen Jack Reed. TX Reps Charles Gonzalez, Ruben Hinojosa. VA Reps Gerry Connolly, Jim Moran. VT Rep Peter Welch; Sen Pat Leahy. WA Sens Maria Cantwell, Patty Murray.   

 

34 (21%) HAVE 10% TO 33% NRLC RECORDS: AZ Reps Ann Kirkpatrick 17%, Harry Mitchell 20%. CA Reps Joe Baca 10%, Dennis Cardoza 10%, Jim Costa 10%. CO Reps Betsy Markey 17%, John Salazar 10%. DE Rep Michael Castle (R) 20%; Sen Ted Kaufman 17%. LA Sen Mary Landrieu 33%. MA Reps Stephen Lynch 20%, Richard Neal 10%; Sen John Kerry 10%. ME Rep Michael Michaud 10%; Sen Susan Collins (R) 20%. MI Rep John Dingell 10%. NY Reps Mike Arcuri 10%, Carolyn McCarthy 11%, Mike McMahon 17%, Scott Murphy 17%, Bill Owens 33%. OH Reps John Boccieri 33%, Steve Driehaus 33%, Dennis Kucinich 10%, Tim Ryan 13%. PA Reps Chris Carney 30%, Mike Doyle 20%, Paul Kanjorski 30%. RI Rep Jim Langevin 10%. TX Reps Henry Cuellar 20%, Silvestre Reyes 10%, Ciro Rodriguez 10%. VA Rep Tom Perriello 17%. WI Rep David Obey 10%.

 

(R) designates Republicans, all the others are Democrats.

 

Note: All of the 19 New England Catholics in Congress are Pro-Abortion!

 

The 19 Catholics represent 56% of the 34 New England members of Congress. There is only 1 Pro-Life member among the 34: NH Sen Judd Gregg (R), a Congregationalist. He has a 100% NRLC voting record.  All 7 New England Catholic Jesuit alumnae (italicized above) are Pro-Abortion!

 

9 (6%) HAVE 34% TO 67% (MIXED) NRLC RECORDS: AK Sen Lisa Murkowski (R) 60%. MI Reps Dale Kildee 40%, K of C member Bart Stupak 50%. MN Rep James Oberstar 50%. NJ Rep Leonard Lance (R) 67%. OH Rep Marcy Kaptur 40%. PA Reps Jason Altmire 50%, Tim Holden 50%; Sen Bob Casey Jr. - who endorsed Obama for President - 60%!

 

11 (7%) HAVE 68% TO 90% NRLC RECORDS: CA Rep Brian Bilbray (R) 80%. FL Rep Ginny Brown-Waite (R) 80%, Connie Mack (R) 90%. IL Reps Jerry Costello 80%, Dan Lipinski 80%. IN Reps Joe Donnelly 90%, Brad Ellsworth 80%. LA Reps Anh “Joseph” Cao (R) 83%, Charlie Melancon 80%. OH Rep Charlie Wilson 70%.  PA Rep Kathy Dahlkemper 80%.   

41 (25%) HAVE 100% NRLC RECORDS: CA Reps Dan Lungren (R), Devin Nunes (R), George Radanovich (R), Ed Royce (R). FL Reps Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R), Mario Diaz-Balart (R), Tom Rooney (R), Sen George LeMieux (R). GA Reps Phil Gingrey (R), Jim Marshall. Guam Del. Madeleine Bordallo***. IA Rep Steve King (R). ID Sen Jim Risch (R). KS Sen Sam Brownback (R) - who endorsed Pro-Abortion Kathleen Sebelius for Sec. of Health & Human Services! KY Sen Jim Bunning (R).  LA Rep Steve Scalise (R); Sen David Vitter (R). MI Reps Dave Camp (R), Thaddeus McCotter (R). MO Rep Blaine Luetkemeyer (R). MS Rep Gene Taylor. NC Reps Virginia Foxx (R), Rep Walter Jones (R), Patrick McHenry (R). NE Rep Jeff Fortenberry (R); Sen Mike Johanns (R). NJ Frank LoBiondo (R), Chris Smith (R). NY Rep Peter King (R). OH Reps Steve Austria (R), John Boehner (R) (House Minority Leader), Bob Latta (R), Jean Schmidt (R), Patrick Tiberi (R); Sen George Voinovich (R). OK Rep John Sullivan (R). PA Rep Mark Critz, Tim Murphy (R). TX Reps Kevin Brady (R), Michael McCaul (R). WI Rep Paul Ryan (R). 

Democrats: 99 (86%) Pro-Abortion Catholics, 9 (8%) Pro-Life: 10 to 1   (0 New, 7 Mixed, Total 115)

Republican:  2 (4%) Pro-Abortion Catholics, 43 (91%) Pro-Life: 1 to 22 (0 New, 2 Mixed, Total  47)

 

*Summary: 101 (62%) Pro-Abortion Catholics Outnumber the 52 (32%) Pro-Life by 2 to 1. 

The contrast is startling: Among Catholics, 8% of Democrats are Pro-Life v. 91% of Republicans.

 

**JESUIT CATHOLIC ALUMNAE (ITALICIZED) 20 (61%) Pro-Abortion outnumber 11 (33%) Pro-Life by 2 to 1  

(2 mixed).  ***Vote on committees, but not on the House floor.

 

Sources: American  Life  League - ALL.org, National  Right To Life - NRLC.org, Jesuits - ACJUNET.edu

 

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA’S CATHOLIC PRO-ABORTION TEAM 

VP Joe Biden; Sec. of Health & Human Services Kathleen Sibelius (was KS Gov); Sec. of the Interior Ken Salazar (was CO Sen); Sec. of Labor Hilda Solis (was CA Rep); Sec. of Agriculture Tom Vilsack (IA).

 

OTHER PRO-ABORTION, PRO SAME-SEX (GAY) MARRIAGE CATHOLIC POLS

CA Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R), Pro-Abortion, Pro Gay Marriage; Mayor Gavin Newsom introduced Gay Marriage to San Francisco City and County on 12/Feb/04. CO Gov. Bill Ritter is Pro-Abortion. MA Lt. Gov. Tim Murray supports Gay Marriage; State Senate President Therese Murray, Sens Brian Joyce and Steven Tolman (AOH), all have top Planned Parenthood ratings, and voted to defeat the measure to put Traditional Marriage on the 2008 ballot; AG Martha Coakley is Pro-Abortion, Pro-Gay, and successfully challenged the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in the U.S. District Court (8/Jul/2010). NM Gov. Bill Richardson, is Pro-Abortion. UT Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon, is Pro-Abortion, Pro-Gay. VA Gov. Tim Kaine, Democratic National Committee Chairman, is Pro-Abortion.

 

JOHN F. KENNEDY - A CELEBRATED KNIGHT OF COLUMBUS; SEN EDWARD KENNEDY

Sen John F. Kennedy, K of C, addressed the Greater Houston Ministerial Association on 12/Sep/1960. JFK, pro-contraceptives, said he would not take directions from the Catholic Church, that he opposed any public funding of church schools, and he opposed establishing diplomatic relations with the Vatican (JFKLibrary.org). Pro-Abortion Sen Ted Kennedy had an NRLC voting record of 14% in 2007-08. His record is 4% from 1997 to 2008. New England’s largest Gay (GLBT) paper reported: “If there ever is a gay Mount Rushmore, Ted Kennedy needs to be chiseled in that stone” (BayWindows.com 26/Aug/09).  Undaunted, Cardinal O’Malley lauded Kennedy at his funeral Mass (CatholicActionLeague.org 29/Aug/09).  

 

K OF C GAVE $2.1 MILLION TO THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA (CUA) IN 2009

SK Carl Anderson is a Trustee of CUA, which named John Garvey as President, effective 1/Jul/10. Garvey, Dean of Boston College Law School (Jesuit) (1999-2010), donated $1,750 to Pro-Abortion Sen John Kerry. Pro-Abortion U.S. Rep Ed Markey was his 2007 commencement speaker (CatholicCulture.org 15/Jun/10), and U.S. Sen Scott Brown, also Pro-Abortion, was Garvey’s commencement speaker at BC Law in 2010.

 

Contact: John O’Gorman, 30 Myrtle Ave., Winthrop, MA 02152.

Sunday
May232010

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS & NARAL BACK IN BUSINESS!

Dear Pro-Life friend,

An e-mail sent today by Dr. Richard J. Spead, PhD, President of Portsmouth (NH) Casey Home Association, who is also Deputy Grand Knight of Council 140, Portsmouth, informs us:

“At a Special Meeting of the Portsmouth Casey Home Association held at 7:00 p.m. on May 20, 2010; it was the vote of the Membership  to “Amend the Association's Bylaws to remove all references to the Immaculate Conception Council 140 Knights of Columbus, its Grand Knight, and its Financial Secretary and “Members” so as to eliminate any relationship or association between the two Organizations. The Bylaws have been amended”.

Given that the K of C were denying that there was any relationship between themselves and Portsmouth Casey Home Association, it is amazing that they had these bylaws to amend! This three card trick fools no one. Casey still means K of C.

On the NARAL Pro-Choice New Hampshire website today I find that the NARAL Choice Chocolate 2010 event is again advertised for Wednesday, June 9, 2010, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the very same Casey Function Center which canceled the booking last week after Pro-Lifers protested. Massive pickets please!

Is there no end to the lengths to which the K of C at local, state and national level, will go to deceive the public - while it continues its cozy relationship with NARAL Pro-Choice, a leading abortion advocacy group - and their many K of C allies in politics?

Yours in Pro-Life,

John O’Gorman