ProLifeCorner.com- At a press conference, the White House suggested that the HHS Madness was recommended by "the nation’s leading medical experts." Yes folks, you read that right-the nation’s leading medical experts. This obviously is in our best interest!
The actual make up of the handpicked panel that made the birth control recommendations was reported by Kathryn Jean Lopez of National Review Online at http://nrle.co/wlEvK4 It is worth noting that all, not some or not the majority, but all these leading medical experts are pro-aborts. How convenient! According to Kathryn Jean Lopez, the list was compiled by Human Life International as follows;
► Claire Brindis is a member of the Board of Directors of the NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation, as well as a member of NARAL’s Pro-Choice California "1969 Society," which has been called by NARAL "a group of our most steadfast and generous donors."
► Angela Diaz-former board member of "Physicians for Reproductive Choice & Health," an advocacy group that "works to improve access to comprehensive reproductive health care, including contraception and abortion." Until just a few weeks ago she served as the senior VP of the International Women’s Health Coalition and was on the board of directors from 2007-2010. Her biography on the IWHC’s website (which was recently removed) stated that she "has a deep and long commitment to IWHC’s mission and to the organization." The IWHC is a pro-choice advocacy group that declares that "access to safe abortion is a human right" and that abortion and contraception are "universal and inalienable" rights.
► Francisco Garcia has donated between $11,750 and $13,000 to candidates that support abortion since 2004. These pro-choice candidates include Raul Grijava and Barack Obama.
► Kimberly Gregory, public records indicate she has donated $35,200 to the California Victory 2010 of the Democratic Nat’l Committee in support of Barbara Boxer.
► Paula A. Johnson- Chairwoman of Planned Parenthood
League of Massachusetts and affiliated with the pro-abortion National Organization of Women (NOW). She is the winner of NARAL’s 2011 "Champion for Choice" award. Public records indicate that since 2003 she has given between $9,550 and $11,000 each to the political campaigns of Pro-Choice candidates including Martha Coakley, John Kerry and Hillary Clinton. She also has made contributions to Emily’s List, an organization dedicated to "electing pro-choice Democratic women."
► Roberta Ness has donated at least $2,500 to pro-abortion candidate John Kerry and to the DMC.
► Magda G. Peck is associated with a host of organizations that advocate for abortion and free access to contraception and was on the board of directors of Planned Parenthood of Nebraska and Council Bluffs and served as both vice chair and chair of the board.» E. Albert Reece donated $1000 to the campaign of pro-abortion politician Barbara Mikulski, sponsor of the amendment that paved the way for recommendation 5.5.
► Linda Rosenstock, committee chairwoman since 2004 donated over $40,000 to pro-choice political candidates including Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Barbara Boxer, and the Democratic National Committee.
► Alina Salganicoff is the VP and Director of Women’s Health Policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation, a major proponent of abortion and contraception. She donated $950 to the Barack Obama and Judy Feder campaigns.
► Carol Weisman has made $4,500 in political donations to pro-abortion candidates including Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, John Kerry and Judy Feder since 2000.
As the Public Discourse website put it, the vast majority of the committee members demonstrate a more than casual commitment to the goals of the abortion lobby. In fact, according to information available from the public record, these committee members have donated a total of $116,500 to pro-choice organizations and candidates. Public records show that not one of the fifteen committee members has financially supported a pro-life political candidate. This committee was purportedly assembled for the purpose of providing outside, objective and expert advice to the HHS policymakers. Whatever one thinks of the relevant issues, one would be hard-pressed to argue that this committee is politically nonpartisan.
The committee held three "open information-gathering sessions" to receive expert testimony regarding the preventive services that should be mandated and funded. However, nearly all of the invited speakers were known advocates of contraception and abortion on demand.
Michael O’Dea notes: At both meetings, the invited speakers represented organizations which advocate coverage of contraception without cost sharing of expenses. Those organizations include the Guttmacher Institute, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, Planned Parenthood, The Kaiser Family Foundation and the Society for Family Planning.
PBS News Hour, Ray Suarez confronted Secretary Sebelius with the obvious: Someone must pay for the contraceptives provided, and who, if not those who purchased the insurance that had to include these "preventive services?" The secretary then took absurdity to a new level by claiming that none of this would cost anyone anything, as there was empirical evidence showing that readily available contraception lowered the overall costs to the health-care system by reducing the rate of pregnancy.
Comment: Sebelius claims to be Catholic at the center of this storm. Known to have hosted Planned Parenthood and late term abortionist George Tiller at the Governor’s Mansion in Kansas. Please pray for her conversion of heart!