Update: Everything Health Care
Suffice it to say that, as I have been mentioning on the APP blog, the Senate health care legislation is on the ropes now, with the most serious chance of failure that it has had since being taken up.
As I twittered last night , "keep up the prayers and continue to contact your Senators: the anti-life, irresponsible health care reform legislation is on the rocks."
For those interested in the topic (and we all should be, because we all have a stake in it), let me throw out some other important/interesting links....
Deal Hudson points out that the fake Catholic groups are working overtime to confuse Catholics into thinking they ought to support this fatally flawed legislation for moral reasons (Steven Ertelt is on this angle as well ).
Here is one example of the fake Catholic group "Catholics for Choice" trying to create a false dichotomy between bishops and Catholic laypeople (when they're not busy trying to convince young Catholics to contracept!). Here is another example of liberal religious groups coming out against pro-life amendments (aided and abetted by liberal news site Daily Kos). As Deal Hudson echoes, "The bigger the lie, the more it will be believed."Senator Casey, meanwhile, despite claiming to be pro-life, continues to disappoint.
This despite the fact that American culture continues to become pro-life: a New Report Shows 1,500 Abortion Centers Closed Since 1991. Ross Douthat, meanwhile, writes a fascinating piece on the Politics of Pregnancy Counseling. Important: Undercover Video Shows Planned Parenthood Staff Lying to Woman About Abortion (go Lila Rose!).
Pro-abortion Senators are doing their best to deceive voters and their fellow Senators about what the Nelson amendment would have done (had it not been defeated). Here is a video of Sen. Mikulski comparing the Nelson amendment to Nazi Germany and Communist China. Seriously. Rep. Louis Capps is the most dangerous pro-abort politician in the House trying to sell the lie that the re-introduction of Hyde Amendment language would tilt the status-quo towards pro-life.
And let's not forget the financial angle here - Jill Stanek reports that Pro-aborts contribute 6x more to US senators than pro-lifers. Charmaine Yoest is challenging Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards to admit the huge financial stakes her organization has in the outcome of the health care debate. Pro-lifers just want to save babies.
update: Anne Hendershott has written a masterful, comprehensive article for Catholic World Report on the involvement of Catholic health care advocates who have - *cough* - some major things to gain in this debate. Like lots of money.
Closer to pure politics, The Susan B. Anthony List is "pounding" Sen. Lincoln for her pro-abortion votes (includes video). In the broader context of the health care debate, American Life League asks the question if the Stupak language actually represents a pro-life victory.
Dan Gilgoff at the indispensable God & Country blog poses 5 Unresolved Questions on Abortion in Healthcare Debate. Deal Hudson says The Bishops Have A Second Reason For Opposing The Healthcare Bill.
... and that's why it's best not to fall behind the health care news stream!