During last year’s primaries, many Catholics and pro-lifers supported Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback. This was in large part due to his prominent and vocal support for the pro-life cause. That is why the following absolutely boggles the mind.

After a day of uncertainty, Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback said Tuesday he would vote to confirm [Radical Pro-choice Catholic] Gov. Kathleen Sebelius for secretary of Health and Human Services.

“The President won the election and has nominated a Kansan to the cabinet,” Brownback said in a statement. “Despite our profound policy differences, I will support my fellow Kansan.”

Tragic and sickening. Kathleen Sebelius is a radically anti-life. George Weigel says the following about Obama’s nomination to HHS.

Vigorous, Internet-based support for Sebelius’ nomination is already being offered by many of the same Catholic intellectuals who argued that Barack Obama was the real pro-life candidate in 2008.

And this, despite the fact that Kathleen Sebelius is an abortion radical by any reasonable definition of the term, whatever occasional gestures toward pro-life positions she has made. In her years as a state legislator in Kansas, for example, she voted to weaken or eliminate modest regulations of the abortion industry, including parental notification, informed consent, and “reflection periods” for women considering their options in a crisis pregnancy.

Our friend Leticia Velasquez is beside herself due to this pro-life hero’s deplorable about face and provide likely (but pathetic) answer to the looming question, why?

It hurts to have pro-life heroes in Congress. Only a month after my group KIDS gave the Senator a pro-life award for his work on the “Prenatally Diagnosed Conditions Awareness Act” he does this; striking a mortal blow to pro-life opposition to Gov Sibelius’s nomination.

What are you thinking, Sen Brownback? Do you want her out of your way so you can become governor or Kansas? Isn’t there any way to do this without selling out your pro-life ideals and your newfound Catholic faith?

Governor Sebelius is everything that is wrong about politicians and in particular Catholic politicians and her nomination ought to be vigorously opposed. The Sen. Brownback we thought we knew would know that. If he did this for the sake of political expediency, he has more to answer to than just the voters. Remember Senator, what profiteth a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul?