Pro-abortion zealot for Vice President?

What’s the matter with Kansas? I mean that not in the liberal Democratic sense, of why are these rubes not voting their economic interests and supporting us, but why did the usually- socially-conservative Kansans make a pro-abortion zealot their governor? And Kathleen Sebelius is considered a front-runner to be Barack Obama’s vice presidential candidate. Read
Robert Novak’s – A Pro-Choicer’s Dream Veep. An excerpt from the article (which also discusses her ban from Communion):

She is allied with the aggressive Kansas branch of Planned Parenthood in a bitter struggle with antiabortion activist District Attorney Phill Kline. There is substantial evidence she has been involved in what pro-life advocates term “laundering” abortion industry money for distribution to Kansas Democrats. Kansas is the fiercest state battleground in the abortion wars, making Kathleen Sebelius the national pro-choice poster girl. . . .

Sebelius sits at the apex of a complicated Kansas financing system involving the famous abortion provider George Tiller of Wichita. She controls Bluestem Fund PAC, which distributed money to Kansas Democratic candidates. Tiller, one of the few U.S. doctors still performing late-term abortions, contributed $120,000 in 2006 to the Democratic Governors Association, which has given $200,000 to Bluestem.

I think Obama can make inroads with Christian voters. But not if he picks Gov. Sebelius. Such a selection could mobilize social conservatives around John McCain. The other issue, though, is how the pro-deathers are throwing their political weight around to give financial aid to Democrats. Obama promises to heal the country on this issue, so I’d like to see how he is going to do that.

About Gene Veith

Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.

  • Susan aka organshoes

    Obama merely speaks it, and it is so.
    Have you not heard? Have you not seen?

  • Susan aka organshoes

    Obama merely speaks it, and it is so.
    Have you not heard? Have you not seen?

  • http://delightunderstanding.wordpress.com Scott L

    As a non-Sebelius-supporting Kansan, I’ll try to give a little insight on why the state elected her. I think it was a fear of being labeled as “right-wing nutjobs”. Her opponent for her first term was former State Treasurer Tim Shallenberger, a conservative pro-life Republican, who while gaining the nomination of the party did not have the support of moderate Republicans who silently threw their votes to Kathleen, thereby creating a “coalition of the willing” with liberals in the KC/Lawrence/Topeka metropolitan area. And I don’t think that the moderate, a.k.a. “RINO”, Republicans from the Graves administration (preceded Sebelius in office) have gotten over the conservative wing of the part for siding with the Democrats in the Legislature for holding up key measures, esp. on the budget.

    Not only does Kathleen have her hands dirty with pro-abort money, she’s got her fingerprints all over the recent KS Supreme Court ruling on school finance, which has hamstrung the Legislature the past few years. And then there’s rumors that money from the natural gas industry is keeping the new coal-fired energy plants from being approved, plants that Kathleen was for just a couple of years back, plants that would replace two outdated coal plants that are currently spewing pollutants in eastern Kansas.

    The word on the street — at least the words I’ve been hearing — says that she has a snowball’s chance of being selected by Obama. There were rumors in the wind that she was on Kerry’s list in ’04 too.

  • http://delightunderstanding.wordpress.com Scott L

    As a non-Sebelius-supporting Kansan, I’ll try to give a little insight on why the state elected her. I think it was a fear of being labeled as “right-wing nutjobs”. Her opponent for her first term was former State Treasurer Tim Shallenberger, a conservative pro-life Republican, who while gaining the nomination of the party did not have the support of moderate Republicans who silently threw their votes to Kathleen, thereby creating a “coalition of the willing” with liberals in the KC/Lawrence/Topeka metropolitan area. And I don’t think that the moderate, a.k.a. “RINO”, Republicans from the Graves administration (preceded Sebelius in office) have gotten over the conservative wing of the part for siding with the Democrats in the Legislature for holding up key measures, esp. on the budget.

    Not only does Kathleen have her hands dirty with pro-abort money, she’s got her fingerprints all over the recent KS Supreme Court ruling on school finance, which has hamstrung the Legislature the past few years. And then there’s rumors that money from the natural gas industry is keeping the new coal-fired energy plants from being approved, plants that Kathleen was for just a couple of years back, plants that would replace two outdated coal plants that are currently spewing pollutants in eastern Kansas.

    The word on the street — at least the words I’ve been hearing — says that she has a snowball’s chance of being selected by Obama. There were rumors in the wind that she was on Kerry’s list in ’04 too.

  • Joe

    She is a female governor. That means she is always on the short list. Its really not that hard.

  • Joe

    She is a female governor. That means she is always on the short list. Its really not that hard.

  • Kyralessa

    “I think Obama can make inroads with Christian voters.”

    You sound as if you want him to. Do you? If so, why?

  • Kyralessa

    “I think Obama can make inroads with Christian voters.”

    You sound as if you want him to. Do you? If so, why?

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