Sebelius Flaunts Her Radical Support for Late-term Abortion In Veto Of Reporting Law

Meanwhile, RNC Chairman calls for Obama to withdraw Sebelius’ nomination to HHS

UPDATE! The confirmation vote on Sebelius’ nomination as HHS Secretary is scheduled in the full Senate for Tuesday, April 28. Your efforts are working! Now is the time to increase the pressure. Please contact your senator and voice your opposition to Sebelius.


Topeka, KS – Gov. Kathleen Sebelius vetoed a bill late today that would have required abortionists to report the specific reasons for post-viability abortions, reinforcing her reputation as a pro-abortion extremist.

In her veto message, Sebelius falsely attempts take credit for the falling abortion rate in Kansas.

“Abortions have decreased in spite of her, not because of her. Abortions actually started to decline the year Operation Rescue moved our headquarters to Kansas – one full year before Sebelius was elected as governor,” said Operation Rescue Senior Policy Advisor Cheryl Sullenger. “Her false claims are a slap in the face to the hundreds of pro-life advocates who have worked tirelessly to expose her friend, late-term abortionist George Tiller, and provide help and practical alternatives to abortion-minded women outside Kansas abortion clinics.”

Sebelius’ veto will benefit only one abortionist in the state, and that is her political benefactor George Tiller. The bill would have required him to give the specific diagnosis used to justify a post-viability abortion. Kansas law requires that such abortions can only be done if the continuation of the pregnancy will result in “substantial and irreversible impairment to a major bodily function” of the pregnant woman.

“As it stands, no one can even check to see if Tiller is actually complying with the law,” said Sullenger. “Now Sebelius is helping Tiller continue to conceal the true nature of what is going on at that late-term abortion clinic. She apparently wanted to do Tiller one last favor before heading off to Washington.”

But Sebelius has endangered her recent nomination as Secretary of Health and Human Services by underreporting the full amount of campaign contributions she received from Tiller.

Opposition to her nomination continues to grow. Today Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele has asked President Obama to withdraw Sebelius’ nomination unless she answers more questions about abortion.

“Michael Steele is hardly an ardent pro-life supporter. The fact that he is now opposing Sebelius really shows how truly radical she is on abortion,” said Sullenger. “It’s a huge embarrassment for the state of Kansas when you look at her and realize that she is too extreme and too short on integrity even for the jaded political environment of Washington, DC.”

Text of Veto Message

Opposition To Sebelius Continues To Grow As New Concerns Arise

Sebelius’ support for “comparative effectiveness” is Mengle-esque health care at its worst

Washington, DC – Opposition to the nomination of Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as Secretary of Health and Human Services continues to grow as the Senate is flooded with calls, faxes, and e-mails from grassroots campaigns led by an increasing number of conservative, pro-family groups.

This opposition exploded when Operation Rescue made public, and the Associated Press reported the fact that Sebelius had grossly underreported to the Senate Finance Committee the amount of financial support she had received from controversial late-term abortionist George Tiller.

“We have been urging our supporters to call, e-mail, and fax their Senators, and I know several other national groups have been doing the same. It is our understanding that thousands and thousands of people have been voicing their concerns that Gov. Sebelius’ extreme views on abortion, and her lack of candor about them, make her unfit to head the Department of Health and Human Services,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.

After a surprisingly split vote in the Finance Committee on Tuesday, Sebelius’ vote in the full Senate has been delayed, and may not occur before Wednesday of next week.

Just prior to this week’s committee vote, Sen. Jon Kyl blasted Sebelius for her support of “comparative effectiveness,” which means that costs of treatment are considered above the interests of the patient. A “comparative effectiveness” policy would mean that patients who need certain treatments could be denied them in order to save money. Sen. Kyl expressed concern over Sebelius’ “lack of commitment” to patient safeguards.

“The offensive policy of selecting who lives and who dies using a financial equation is a logical offshoot of Sebelius’ extreme views on abortion, and demonstrates an overall lack of concern for human life,” said Newman. “She supports aborting healthy babies in the latest stages of pregnancy, so it isn’t much of a leap for her to decide that some people are not deserving of certain medical treatments that could save their lives. This is really a Mengle-esque approach to health care with far-reaching implications, and further illustrates why she is unfit for the job at HHS.”

More information is available on our Sebelius Fact Page.

Sebelius Vote In Full Senate Delayed – Still Time to Blast Fax Senators

Washington, DC – After yesterday’s closer-than-expected vote in the Finance Committee, Sebelius’ confirmation vote before the full Senate has yet to take place. There is still time to Blast Fax your opposition to Sebelius’ nomination as Health and Human Services Secretary to every Senator using our special link:

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Opposition is growing, and now concerns have risen that Sebelius supports a plan to deny health care to individuals who require expensive treatments. This is an offshoot of her radical pro-abortion philosophy that allows her to determine who is fit to live and who will die.

A final vote on Sebelius has yet to be scheduled, so there is still a little time to voice your opposition to this radical pro-abortion extremist. Please contact your senator today, or use our easy Blast Fax link, for a nominal charge.