Joe Biden Makes It Easier for Catholics to Oppose Pro-Abortion Barack Obama
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- A pro-life Catholic group says it will be easier for Catholic voters to reject Barack Obama as president now that he has strong abortion advocate Joe Biden on board. Although some pundits say Biden is an Irish Catholic who will help Obama in states like Pennsylvania, Brian Burch says he will turn off voters.
Burch, the head of the pro-life organization Fidelis, tells LifeNews.com that Biden's pro-abortion views, like Obama's, pose a major challenge for American Catholics.
Fidelis warned late last month that a pro-abortion Catholic choice as a vice presidential candidate would offend many Catholics who have struggled with the scandal of prominent pro-abortion Catholic politicians like Senator Biden. “Barack Obama has re-opened a wound among American Catholics by picking a pro-abortion Catholic politician," Burch said.
"The American bishops have made clear that Catholic political leaders must defend the dignity of every human person, including the unborn. Sadly, Joe Biden’s tenure in the United States Senate has been marked by steadfast support for legal abortion."
Burch pointed to history to support his contention. In 2004, John Kerry’s support for abortion sparked a nationwide controversy over whether Catholics who support legal abortion can receive communion. “Now everywhere Biden campaigns, we'll have this question of whether a pro-abortion Catholic can receive communion," he told LifeNews.com.
Abortion Mill Charged with 12 Counts of Illegal Medical Record Dumping
DETROIT, Aug 22, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A District Court has issued a twelve-count warrant against WomanCare, a Detroit area abortion mill owned by Alberto Hodari, for illegal dumping of women's private medical records.
Dr. Monica Migliorino Miller, Director of Citizens for a Pro-life Society, had exposed Hodari's illegal dumping practices earlier this year when she published a video of his abortion mill trash that contained the records along with the remains of aborted babies. Dr. Miller reported the incident to the authorities.
While Hodari will have to appear in court on behalf of WomanCare, no arraignment date has been set.
Hodari is a notorious abortionist who has been sued 23 times in the past 20 years and was responsible for the botched second-trimester abortion death of a 15-year old girl in 2004.
He later shocked a college campus audience when he told them that he seldom washes his hands between patients to prevent skin chaffing even though he knew this unsanitary practice increased risks to his patients. He also told the same group that he believes abortionists have a "license to lie."
"Hodari joins an ever increasing list of abortionists who are facing criminal charges across the nation. This trend demonstrates that while abortionists believe and act as if they are above the law, states are beginning to see how dangerous these clinics are, and are beginning to crack down on them, with the help of pro-life whistleblowers," said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. "Abortionists tend to be among the most troubled and dangerous people who prey on the vulnerabilities of women. Prosecuting them is a noble public service."
Other abortionists facing criminal prosecutions include Howard Pfupajena of California, who violently attacked a pro-life sidewalk counselor, Rapin Osathanondh of Massachusetts, who is charged with manslaughter for killing Laura Hope Smith during a botched abortion, and Bertha Bugarin of California, who faces 28 felonies for committing abortions without a medical license.
Bugarin's associate, Laurence Riech was arrested and charged in February for continuing to do abortions even though his license was revoked after a second conviction of having sexually molested his patients. Two Florida abortion workers, Belkis Gonzales and Siomara Senises were both also charged with practicing medicine without licenses at a Miramar abortion mill. Late-term abortionist George R. Tiller of Kansas faces 19 charges of committing illegal late-term abortions.