Release: Sebelius Nomination Continues Obama Abortion Agenda

For immediate release:                                                    
Tuesday, March 3, 2009          


WASHINGTON – The following statement may be attributed to David N. O’Steen, Ph.D., executive director of the National Right to Life Committee:

 The selection of an extreme pro-abortionist as head of the Department of Health and Human Services is tragic, but not surprising.  Viewed in the context of Barack Obama’s first month in office, his nomination of Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius represents a continuation of the extreme abortion agenda Obama hopes to enact.

 Already he has rescinded the Mexico City Policy, allowing taxpayer funds to go to organizations that perform and promote abortion overseas.  And the Administration is set to take action this week to rescind a regulation that enforces federal laws protecting the conscience rights of doctors and other health care providers.

 Governor Sebelius is one in a line of pro-abortion activists appointed to positions in the Obama administration: Dawn Johnsen, former legal director of NARAL, was named as assistant attorney general for the Office of Legal Counsel; Ellen Moran, former executive director of the pro-abortion EMILY’s List, was appointed White House communications director; and Melody Barnes, Obama’s domestic policy advisor, previously served on the boards of both EMILY’s List and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund.

 Indeed, many of Obama’s appointees to key public policy and health-related positions look like a “Who’s Who” of the Abortion Industry focused on promoting and protecting abortion on demand.

 The National Right to Life Committee is the nation’s largest pro-life group with affiliates in all 50 states and over 3,000 local chapters nationwide.  National Right to Life works through legislation and education to protect those threatened by abortion, infanticide, euthanasia and assisted suicide.

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