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PP Thanks ‘Religious Sisters’ For Support

From the Catholic News Agency:

Planned Parenthood head thanks religious sisters for ‘critical support’ of health care bill

Washington D.C., Mar 27, 2010 (CNA).- Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards has praised the Catholic religious sisters who endorsed the Senate health care bill, claiming they deserve gratitude for making “a critical demonstration of support” for a bill that significantly increased coverage of “reproductive health care.”

Writing for the Huffington Post Wednesday in her capacity as president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Richards claimed that it was Catholic nuns who “most importantly broke with the bishops and the Vatican to announce their support for health care reform.”

“This brave and important move, demonstrating that they cared as much about the health care of families in America as they did about church hierarchy, was a critical demonstration of support.”

The group NETWORK claimed in a March 17 letter to the House of Representatives that it represented 59,000 women religious across the U.S. It urged members of Congress to support the bill.

Their statement was uncritically reported by the Associated Press. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and others working to pass the legislation invoked the sisters’ endorsement for support.

On March 18 U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) spokeswoman Sr. Mary Ann Walsh said NETWORK “grossly overstated” their numbers.

“The letter had 55 signatories, some individuals, some groups of three to five persons. One endorser signed twice,” she added. “There are 793 religious communities in the United States,” Sr. Walsh said

“Bart Stupak may not ask the nuns for advice, as he recently announced to the press, but maybe next time she should,” Richards jabbed.

She praised Rep. Lois Capps (D-Calif.) for fighting against an “abortion ban” in the House Energy and Commerce Committee Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) gathered 41 signatures of members who pledged to vote against any final bill with the “Stupak ban.”

“These women stood in the way of plenty of men in Congress who were ready to cut a deal, whether with Bart Stupak or the National Conference of Catholic Bishops,” she continued.

Richards said Planned Parenthood was “committed” to changing the “egregious” Nelson language in the bill that President Obama signed into law on Tuesday. She claimed the bill unjustly treats abortion coverage differently than all other health care…

Richards, the daughter of former Democratic Texas governor Ann Richards, noted that some in Congress opposed her agenda.

“The simple and discouraging truth is that we have an anti-choice House of Representatives,” she claimed.

She lamented that 64 Democrats voted in favor of the Stupak Amendment and that there are “too many” Republicans and Democrats in Congress opposed to “women’s rights.” …

The world has gone mad.

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, March 28th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

18 Responses to “PP Thanks ‘Religious Sisters’ For Support”

  1. tranquil.night says:

    Corrupt, divide, then conquer.

  2. JohnMG says:

    …..“These women stood in the way of plenty of men in Congress who were ready to cut a deal, whether with Bart Stupak or the National Conference of Catholic Bishops,” ……

    All I can say about Mzz. Richards is that the road-apple didn’t fall far from the horse”s ass that gave birth to it.

    Anyone reading this hogwash with the smallest bit of neutrality could punch holes all through her reasoning. Once again, it’s all about the agenda and damn any facts that happen to get in the way.

    On another plane, I wonder if Ann Richards ever gave a thought to aborting this “spawn of Satan” while she was carrying her in the womb? Bet she and the daughter cannot but help contemplating the irony of that musing. Since Ann didn’t abort, we have Cecile, who now furthers Ann’s agenda–an agenda that Cecile couldn’t have furthered had Ann aborted Cecile. Catch 22. Something about cake and eating it, too, comes to mind.

    I might be in favor of abortion, too, if they’d allow me to apply it to certain people retroactively.

  3. canary says:

    Even Stupak admitted the Executive Order doesn’t hold power.
    And Stupak doesn’t think he should be judged. The lawmaker will be judged far more than any woman whose had an abortion.

  4. U NO HOO says:

    Have some respect for Barney’s niece.

  5. swee says:

    Did these two groups act in collusion privately? Truly madness. Planned Parenthood, with a name that comes straight of the former Soviet Union, needs to go. May a future Congress defund this despicable organization soon. It’s less about contraception and more about abortion on demand, as this article shows.

  6. MinnesotaRush says:

    Nuns or SEIU thugs dressed up???

    “Religous Sisters”??? Agreeing with the abortion crowd??? Doesn’t compute.

    “The simple and discouraging truth is that we have an anti-choice House of Representatives,” she claimed.”

    And I’m thinkin’ Ms Nitwit, we have an anti-abortion God as well, you bozo!!!

  7. GetBackJack says:

    Liberation Theology, as we here know, is Communism masquerading inside the Church of Rome. It is quite possibly the most vile of all sins.

    I would like to be there the day these Sisters stand before the Judgement Throne and answer for these crimes against God.

  8. Mithrandir says:

    Left wing fascism at work again. They must force homosexuality, health care, abortion upon the rest of us, and we have to pay for it. BUT if we exorcise our rights, what do they say? “Racists! Bigot!” “I don’t feel comfortable with people wearing guns, and all that 2nd Amendment stuff!” I think the right wing ought to follow suit, and require everyone to purchase a gun, whether they really want one or not. At least it will keep the gun industry functioning with lots of money.

    We have to tolerate them, but they don’t have to tolerate us. –Fascists….

  9. BillK says:

    Why is this any surprise given that no Kennedy was ever denied communion, and that Nancy Pelosi is a self-admitted “Catholic?”

    What’s amazing is the Church takes no actions against the Nuns who apparently feel they need not abide by the teachings of their own church.

  10. platypus says:

    2010 – The Year of the Tea Party and The Return of America.

    2012 – The Year We Finish the Job.

    Libtards – Fear us. We are coming.

  11. proreason says:

    propaganda 101

  12. Laree says:

    This is why “right now” the Pope is being attacked in the Media. These socialist tools, think they can take on the Holy Roman Church…good luck with that hopey dopeys, it’s been tried before, and the results of attacking the Vatican, not real pretty outcomes….Isn’t it an interesting coincidence that a smear campaign against the Pope happened at exactly the same time as the Catholic Bishops were calling for House Representatives to Vote the Health Insurance Reform Bill Down. This isn’t going to end well, and the sisters of little faith, that supported this travesty are not going to find a lot of support from Rome from now on…..IMO.

    • proreason says:

      You have to give the criminals credit for playing the game on all courts.

      There is a reason for the explosion of office resources for the White House. They have occupied every office building in D.C. And rest assured, they aren’t working on the people’s business. They are working on the Marxists’ business.

      We’re paying for it.

      But it won’t be enough.

      As you wisely say, Laree, taking on the Pope has been tried before, and failed many times. But it’s not enough for the kinglette.

      He simultaneously is taking on:
      – the vast majority of the American people
      – private enterprise
      – all of America’s traditional allies
      – the Supreme Court
      – religious people of all faiths
      – the nuclear family
      – responsible people of every persuasion
      – the finanancial system
      – and more

      When you think about it from that perspective, the coup is bound to fail. There simply aren’t enough greedy people nor enough marxists to pull it off.

    • Freedom615 says:

      Hey Pro,

      With all due respect, I feel the need to correct one item on your list of things the administration i taking on:

      – religious people of all faiths with the exception of muslims.

      Does that seem to make sense?

    • proreason says:

      good catch Freedom!

  13. Reality Bytes says:

    What’s the over/under on how many cats this broad has?

  14. proreason says:


    100 lbs of cat litter a month minimum is my guess.

    But it’s not enough. Her house will be razed when she dies.

  15. AcornsRNutz says:

    I am sorry, but the Catholic church should be condemning these so called sisters just as much as the child predators that manage to smear every Catholics good name daily in the MSM. This bill will take money directly from the citizens who earn it with their own blood sweat and tears and give it to anyone who wants to ram a surgical impliment through an infants skull and turn its brain, the most amazing organic creation on earth, into a pile of soupy goo in a stainless steel pan. If that fact fails to bother you, you are not only un-Christian, you have no soul at all.

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