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Sebelius Gets Support from Religious Groups


We here at The Brody File will always give you both sides of the story. So without further ado, check out this release just coming from Catholics United. They are defending Kathleen Sebelius on the abortion issue.

Read a portion of the release below:

Ever since the New York Times reported on the possibility of Sebelius's nomination on February 19, right-wing organizations, opposed to universal healthcare for all Americans, have been spreading misinformation about Gov. Sebelius' record on pro-life issues in order to malign her to the Catholic community. Catholics United intends to correct these smears by educating Catholics and the media about Gov. Sebelius' record of reducing abortions in Kansas by 10% during her time as Governor. As Governor, she: 

supported Pregnancy Maintenance Initiatives, which are pro-life programs run through agencies such as Catholic Charities that provide pregnant women with alternatives to abortion;

•  signed Alexa's Law, to deal with certain crimes against unborn children, defined as meaning a fetus at any state of gestation from fertilization to birth. As a result, if a pregnant woman was murdered, the offender could be charged with the murder of the unborn child as well;

signed a law doubling the adoption tax credit and oversaw an expansion of adoption support spending in Kansas from $17,566,288 in 2003 to a projected $23,279,623 in 2008; and

oversaw a decline in teen pregnancies between 2002 and 2007.

Obviously we see what the argument for Sebelius is going to be. My guess is the Obama administration will bring up the fact that she's personally opposed to abortion and that her policies in Kansas have led to fewer abortions.

I wouldn't be surprised to see statistics pulled out on that one.

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