A wide range of Christian leaders have come together to support Kathleen Sebelius. The HHS Secretary nominee has come under fire from pro-life groups because they say her record on abortion is extreme. Read their letter below. It is signed by some notable conservative Evangelicals like Joel Hunter, Sammy Rodriguez and Paul Devries. The full list of signers is here.
As Christians dedicated to finding common ground solutions to reduce the number of abortions in America, we welcome President Obama's nomination of Governor Kathleen Sebelius as Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Under Governor Sebelius' leadership, abortions have decreased in Kansas by 10 percent, adoption funding and incentives have increased, healthcare access for women and families has expanded, prenatal care has become more widely available, and legislation protecting the unborn from crime has become law. Such a record demonstrates a commitment to results rather than rhetoric on life issues.
She is a Democratic Governor who has been elected by wide margins in a state where registered Republicans outnumber Democrats two to one. Her nomination has already won not only the support of Democrats, but also praise from Republican pro-life Senators such as Sam Brownback and Pat Roberts and Governors such as Sonny Perdue of Georgia. Her record and her relationships with leaders in both parties are proof that pro-choice and pro-life leaders can work together to advance a pro-family agenda.
The governor, who is by all accounts a person of deep faith, deserves a fair hearing in Congress and in the public square. Efforts to discredit her will no doubt arise, but we hope that such tactics will not succeed in taking focus off of her record of reducing abortions and supporting women and families in Kansas - and the task that lies ahead of us all: working together to improve health care and reduce the number of abortions in America.
Folks, here’s the real underlying question. How can abortions be reduced in this country? Pro-life groups and pro-choice groups have different ways to get there but surely there is middle ground yes? Maybe both sides should watch this video.