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All about abortion

On the American budget "crisis", first things first:
But when Boehner later asked for the elimination of funds for Title X — spending for women’s health and family planning organizations that also provide abortion services, the aide said the president flatly refused.

The president replied, “Nope. Zero.”

Boehner continued to push to discuss the funds, the aide recalled.

The President repeated: “Nope. Zero.”

“‘John, this is it,’” the aide described the president as saying. “‘This is it, John.”
(Source: NBC News; Tip: reader)


  1. Brian8:37 PM

    Catholics, who accounted for about a quarter of the electorate, supported Obama, at 54 percent, over McCain, at 45 percent.

  2. This is proof that the only thing Democrats care about is perpetuating the abortion industry. They are obsessed with abortion. And they call me a one-issue voter??

  3. Anonymous10:46 PM


    Hispanic Catholics, with the exception of Cuban-Americans, voted overwhelmingly for Obama, skewing the overall figure. Something to think about next time you hear a bishop talk about immigration.

  4. Anonymous11:14 PM

    One can hope and pray that on the day of judgment when Obama is pleading for mercy that he doesn't hear, "nope, zero."

    Schumer also was in the press saying that the Senate will "never, never, never" defund the abortion provider Planned Parenthood.

    They are both so used to liberal tyranny and dictating to the people rather than being dictated to by the people that they forget that the people will decide in 2012.

    This Senate and this president might hold on to the last to the slaughter of innocents, but they won't be in office forever.


  5. Anonymous,
    Hispanic Catholics? OK, maybe, but what about Biden, Pelosi, Kerry, Sebelius, Kmiec, (all of whom receive public communion), Notre Dame, the silence of Bishops, etc.?

    Obama's views on abortion were well known before the election, including his repeated opposition to legislation aimed at protecting infants born alive after a botched abortion.

    Yet, he would not be president were it not for the Catholic vote.

  6. Anonymous @22:26, that's because "good" Catholic gringos have abandoned Hispanics to the liberals. Maybe, just maybe, if traditional Catholics were as vigorous in reaching out to immigrant populations things would have turned out much differently. Of course, these "good" Catholics are too busy carrying signs and chanting slogans at Tea Party orgies to bother to learn Spanish.

  7. Hieronymus1:43 AM

    They are both so used to liberal tyranny and dictating to the people rather than being dictated to by the people that they forget that the people will decide in 2012.

    The GOP had both houses and the presidency from 2003-2006. If Republicans wanted to defund Planned Parenthood, they would be defunded.

  8. Yes, it is about abortion, but the Republicans keep saying it's about "spending" -- cat seems to have their tongue when it come to the "A word".

  9. Anonymous2:19 AM

    Having been personally privy to the negotiations, I can say it really was Obama.

    While Reid did not like it, he was going to allow. Block granting system to he states? Th President straightened his spine against us.

    Block granting would have meant 60% of the governors probably would have walled the funding from them.

  10. Anonymous5:04 AM

    I would like to make a correction to the anonymous letter. He says that Hispanics voted overwhelmingly for Obama. The ones that voted for Obama were the Mexicans and Mexican Americans.

  11. Mr. Werling, I believe you make an important point.


  12. Oliver10:20 AM

    More women, blacks, Mexicans, Jews and of course homos voted for Barry Obama. More whites and males did not.

    I would guess more so-called Catholics voted for him than protestants in proportion. Such is the liberal influence of the new religion.

  13. Anonymous12:00 PM

    I concur with NC, good point.

    I'm glad today I'm a former Hill staffer and not current.

    Until we restore the moral order of the country the financial aspects will continue to slide.

  14. Anonymous2:46 PM

    To expand on NC and Mr. Werling's idea--the TLM is the perfect bridge between Hispanic and Non-Hispanic Catholics. Efforts throughout the USA should be made to reach out to Hispanic Catholics to foster an appreciation for the TLM among Hispanics. If they in their increasing numbers can join the traditional Catholics, the political scene could change.

    I heard that Archbishop Gomez in LA is friendly to traditional Catholics--perhaps organized efforts to encourage him to bring the TLM to the Hispanci Catholics in LA would be a good start.

    We can't rely on most bishops in the USA--most still don't seem to get it. But, the laity who support the TLM can reach out to Hispanic Catholics and their communities now (before the evangelicals do)


  15. Anonymous3:52 PM

    Mr. Werling,

    Wanting to limit the liberal Leviathan of the federal government is not mutually exclusive from Catholicism. In fact, in the United States at least, the federal government does considerable harm to the Church and its values. So why would we want more people in the United States that will support the Left?

    And, yes, traditionalists should reach out to Catholics of all ethnic groups. However, cultural Catholics from Latin America are already going the way that all other cultural Catholics have gone in the last 50 years. You only need to look at the spread of Pentecostalism and atheism in Latin America itself. This is something that many traditionalists (and seemingly all neo-con Catholics) fail to grasp. In another thirty years, the only people on Earth who will be practicing Catholics are those that, as adults, choose to embrace the Faith and their young children. Being ethnically Polish, Mexican, or Italian will be no more an indicator of Catholicism than being an American or African.
    Cultural Catholicism is DEAD.

  16. Anonymous8:33 AM

    Attn. Mr. Werling:

    I think your claim is bogus. However at least you have the courtesy if not the conviction to leave your name. It is annoying to have so many posters completely anonymous.

    A.M. LaPietra

  17. "Nope, zero" reminds me of Jim Moran (D-VA) telling a veteran who was questioning him in effect to sit down and shut-up during a town hall meeting last week. It is typical of the attitude that "we know best and you imbeciles have nothing to say about it". It is one of the reasons why the Democratic Party has lost touch with the American people IMO. We will have another chance next year to throw the bums out.

  18. chiapet2:43 PM

    'these "good" Catholics are too busy carrying signs and chanting slogans at Tea Party orgies to bother to learn Spanish.'

    Caricatures are fun!

  19. Anonymous10:15 PM

    Oliver said...

    "I would guess more so-called Catholics voted for him than protestants in proportion. Such is the liberal influence of the new religion."

    An honest observer would infer from this that whatever the "new religion" is, it is not Protestantism. But some here can't help slandering and alienating any serious Protestants who might happen along here; instead, they accuse Protestants of conspiring to instigate everything that has gone wrong within the Church, instead of seeing them as brothers who through no fault of their own happened to be taught the partial gospel together with some errors.

    An awful lot of Protestants received into the Church in recent years were initially attracted by her stand against abortion. (Many of these were also initially repulsed by self-identified Catholics' indifference and/or hostility to their faith, but that's another story.)


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