Friday, January 30, 2009

"Pro-Life" Democrat Sen. Bob Casey is Pro-Abortion

Pro-Life Democrat Sen. Bob Casey's Credentials Questioned After Abortion Vote

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- When it comes to members of Congress, pro-life Democrats are few and far between.

When Pennsylvania residents elected Bob Casey to replace pro-life Sen. Rick Santorum, pro-life advocates hoped he would represent the same pro-life views of his father, but that hasn't always been the case.

Although Casey claims a pro-life position and has sponsored a bill that will help pregnant women and reduce the number of abortions, Casey has cast several votes that have caused headaches for pro-life groups.

His latest came this week when he failed to join the Senate's other pro-life Democrat, Ben Nelson of Nebraska, in supporting an amendment to restore the Mexico City Policy.

That's the federal provision that makes it so taxpayers are not forced to fund groups that promote or perform abortions in other countries and the vote was the second Casey cast in his tenure against it.

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Senate Rejects Helping Unborn Children, Prenant Moms Get Health Care Coverage

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- During the Bush administration, President Bush displayed his concern for both mother and unborn child by putting an administrative rule in place allowing states to cover unborn children in the SCHIP program.

On Thursday, the Senate rejected an amendment to make that administrative rule national law.

Pro-life advocates had strongly supported the Bush policy, in place beginning in 2002, because it promoted respect for human life and pregnant women without classifying pregnant women as children under the program.

They also say the health care support for unborn children, which entitles the pregnant mother to receive care as well, helped reduce the number of abortions for poor women who decide to have an abortion for financial reasons.

Sen. Orrin Hatch sponsored the amendment to codify the Unborn Child Rule and the Senate rejected his motion on a 59 to 39 vote.

The Senate vote on the amendment came down to the ideological divide on abortion in the chamber with pro-life lawmakers supporting it and pro-abortion senators opposing it.


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NBC Rejects Pro-Life Super Bowl Ad Educating Viewers on Obama and Abortion

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- NBC is coming under fire from pro-life advocates for rejecting a television commercial a pro-life group hoped to run during the Super Bowl.

The ad shows a beautiful picture of an unborn child during an ultrasound and asks what would happen if President Barack Obama had been a victim of abortion.

The commercial, a popular one in recent weeks within the pro-life movement, is sponsored by the pro-life Catholic group Fidelis and its CatholicVote web site. After several days of negotiations, an NBC representative in Chicago told the group late yesterday that NBC and the NFL are not interested in advertisements involving "political advocacy or issues."

Brian Burch, president of the pro-life group, told LifeNews.com he is upset that NBC officials rejected what he calls a uplifting and positive pro-life ad. “There is nothing objectionable in this positive, life-affirming advertisement.

We show a beautiful ultrasound, something NBC’s parent company GE has done for years," Burch said. ACTION: Send your complaints about the rejection of the ad to Victoria Morgan, Vice President, Advertising Standards, NBC Universal, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, 1825 E. New York, NY 10112. Call (212) 664-4267 or fax (212) 664-6366 or email victoria.morgan@nbc.com

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