Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Life Links 4/14/09

DHHS Secretary nominee Kathleen Sebelius received 3x as much money from infamous abortionist George Tiller as she disclosed.
In a response to questions from the Senate Finance Committee made public last week, Sebelius wrote that she received $12,450 between 1994-2001 from Dr. George Tiller, one of the nation's few late-term abortion providers.

But in addition to those campaign donations, records reviewed by The Associated Press show that Tiller gave at least $23,000 more from 2000-2002 to a political action committee Sebelius established while insurance commissioner to raise money for fellow Democrats.

Sebelius did not tell senators about that additional money, although Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., asked specifically about any Tiller donations to her PAC.

UK Telegraph columnist Ed West wonders why atheists don't seem to care about the abortion issue?
I'm not a hard-line anti-abortion campaigner. Given the state of public opinion, the best we can hope for at the moment is a compromise – but unrestricted access up to 24 weeks, paid for by the taxpayer, is not a compromise, it's a law drawn up by an ideologically-driven minority. Denying the humanity of a 20-week foetus is as unscientific and irrational as denying the beef on your plate is a cow because you can't hear it moo.

Al Gore is going to sit on the board of a venture capitalist company focused on induced pluripotent stem cells. This makes me wonder what Gore would have done with the stem cell issue if he had run in 2008 and been elected.

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