Word that Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius might be tapped as the new secretary of health and human services has a lot of people talking. Catholic League president Bill Donohue is one of them:
“Kathleen Sebelius is a master at spinning herself. In 2002, she described herself as ‘a practicing Catholic.’ But not always. For example, she opposes capital punishment and animal abuse, but supports abortion. Evidently, being a ‘practicing Catholic’ allows her to protect serial murderers, cats and dogs, but not innocent unborn children. But she does not claim ignorance. In 2006, she said, ‘My Catholic faith teaches me that life is sacred. Personally, I believe abortion is wrong.’ She said this immediately after she vetoed a bill which would have strengthened her state’s ban on late-term abortions.
“Her spinning gets downright dizzy when one considers her close relationship with Dr. George Tiller. This is a man who boasts of performing over 60,000 abortions—he claims to do 100 a week—and who specializes in killing kids in the second and third trimester. In 2007, Sebelius invited Tiller and his staff to a party in her home, thanking him for his generosity for contributing to her campaign.
“Tiller knows exactly what he is doing. On his website, he cites that one of the ‘Three Rules of the Practice’ of late-term abortion care is ‘Time, patience, and the baby will come.’ (His italics.) The baby will come?
“I’ve saved the best for last. Tiller’s Women’s Health Care Services advertises a chaplaincy program that provides ‘sacraments such as baptism of the still born [sic ] fetus and blessings for the aborted fetus.’ Yet no one—including Tiller—offers baptism or blessings for shoes or salamanders. Just kids. We called and asked why the distinction between the baptism for the stillborn and blessings for the aborted baby. Chaplain Diane Warren just laughed and said they would do whatever was requested. But of course—it’s all about choice! The kind of choice that Sebelius loves.”