The headlines everywhere are saying that “Catholic” groups are lining up against the pro-life Susan B. Anthony group. That kills me when I see that because so many people are going to see that and be confused by it. But here’s the thing -that’s why they’re doing it. They’re doing it to confuse Catholics and pro-lifers because they want to still pretend there’s some mystery as to whether Obamacare funds abortions.
Last month it was proven that Obamacare would fund abortions. That was quickly put on pause when pro-life groups raised a red flag on it but there’s no doubt that it will be reinserted at some point.
Here’s the particulars from The Politico:
The Susan B. Anthony List, a group that supports female candidates who oppose abortion rights, has spent most of August on a bus tour of swing districts, protesting anti-abortion Democrats who voted for the bill — and the tour has drawn noisy counterprotests from Catholic groups and pro-abortion-rights organizations. SBA stopped in Pennsylvania to take aim at Rep. Kathleen Dahlkemper (D-Pa.), an anti-abortion Democrat who voted for health reform.
Catholics United, a group that aired ads thanking anti-abortion Democrats for voting “yes” on health reform, protested Monday at SBA List stops in Pennsylvania cities including Erie, Meadville, Grove City and Butler.
“They have one goal, and that is to perpetrate the lie that the executive order really did prohibit government funding of abortion,” said former Rep. Marilyn Musgrave, now a spokeswoman for SBA List. “We are exposing the hypocrisy of these so-called pro-life Democrats. Catholics United was trying to give them cover, and it doesn’t work.”
So I’ll trust the SBA over the “Catholic” groups on this one. I’m sorry to say it but it’s true.
Sadly, these “Catholic” groups will continue getting tons o’ media coverage so it’s up to the new media folks like us and you to get the word out.