Washington, D.C. (28 April 2009) – American Life League’s president, Judie Brown, issued the following statement today on the Senate’s confirmation, 65 - 31, of Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Sebelius received the support of Kansas senators Sam Brownback and Pat Roberts, two so-called pro-life leaders.
“Today we witnessed a tragedy. Two good men, Sens. Sam Brownback and Pat Roberts, cowed by political expediency and a despairing pragmatism, have cooperated with evil and helped pave the way for the Obama administration’s virulently pro-abortion agenda.
“Faced with the most extreme anti-life presidential administration in history, these two ‘pro-life’ men had the opportunity to radically change the course of Gov. Sebelius’ confirmation process and make a heroic stand against the evil of abortion.
“Instead, they chose to congratulate, support and appoint a woman who, wedded to the Kansas abortion lobby, helped make that state the ‘late-term abortion capital of the world.’
“In her new position as secretary of Health and Human Services, Sebelius will have the power to make the United States the abortion capital of the world.
“Now is not the time to make concessions to evil. Now is the time to stand tall for the personhood of all human beings, from their biological beginning. We will not be intimidated into compromising our principles. Faced with persecution by the Obama administration, we will flourish and overcome the chokehold the culture of death has on our nation.
“The nomination of Kathleen Sebelius as HHS secretary has taught us one thing above all. We cannot count on our elected officials to lead the charge toward human personhood.
“The change – and the charge – starts with each one of us living, breathing and fighting each moment for the day when human personhood is proclaimed and recognized by and for all.”
American Life League was cofounded in 1979 by Judie Brown. It is the largest grassroots Catholic pro-life organization in the United States and is committed to the protection of all innocent human beings from the moment of creation to death. For more information or press inquiries, please contact Katie Walker at 540.659.4942.
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