Pro-Choice Obama Exploits Sebelius' Catholicism

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 11, 2009 7:52 AM CDT
Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, March 2, 2009, after President Barack Obama nominated her for Health and Human Services Secretary.   (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
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(Newser) – President Obama is enacting a ghastly brace of pro-choice policies, including weakening "conscience protections" for doctors and adopting the “most radical possible option” on stem cell research, Michael Gerson writes for the Washington Post. And enlisting a Catholic—HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius—to help implement his agenda “smacks of religious humiliation,” writes Gerson, “like asking a rabbi to serve pork roast.”

The pro-choice Sebelius paradoxically insists that “my Catholic faith teaches me that all life is sacred,” but her presence in the Cabinet "seems designed to provide religious cover," rages Gerson, a prominent evangelical. "If a politician believes life is sacred," he writes, "the destruction of more than a million lives a year cannot be merely one issue among many."