Friday, January 30, 2009

Friends of Life: Only 6 of 24 Catholic Senators

Pray, and thank God, for these Catholic "Friends of Life" in Congress who voted to restore the Mexico City policy to protect unborn human beings:

Mel Martinez of Florida
Sam Brownback of Kansas
Jim Bunning of Kentucky
David Vitter of Louisiana
Mike Johanns of Nebraska
Jim Risch of Idaho

Hostile to Life

Two Catholic senators who frequently vote anti-life with Democrats voted against restoring the policy, thus allowing federal funds to be given to groups providing abortions overseas:

Lisa Murkowski of Alaska
Susan Collins of Maine

These two Republicans joined 16 anti-life Catholic Democrats voting "NAY,":

Casey, Jr. (PA)
Gillibrand (NY)
Reed (RI)
Leahy (VT)
Cantwell (WA)
Menendez (NJ)
Murray (WV)
Begich (AL)
Dodd (CT)
Landrieu (LA)
Harkin (IA
Kerry (MA)
McCaskill (MO)
Mikulski (MD)
Durbin (IL)
Kaufman (DE)

Not voting was Sen. Kennedy (MA).

Read more about this pathetic and scandalous situation at One Nation Under God where Lisa Correnti explains how to sign a petition to Cardinal George, president of the USCCB, asking him to tell Catholic politicians to stop receiving campaign donations from pro-abortion organizations like NARAL, Planned Parenthood, Emily’s List, and NOW.

"Here is a list of the total contributions made to the senators who voted against the bill to restore the Mexico City Policy.

"Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), who assumed office only in January 2007, has accepted $986,619 from the pro-abortion lobby.

Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) has received $205,768

“Pro-life" Sen. Bob Casey Jr. (D-PA), $327,914.

Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), $1,043,301

Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI), $17,400

Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA), $303,014

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), $44,585

Sen. Christopher Dodd (CT), $31,235

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), $326,996

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA), $191,057

Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), $367,491

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), $77,216

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), $24,435

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), $244,360"

Story from Catholic Online

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