You Know What the Health Care Debate Really Needed? The Insertion of Abortion Politics!

Am I right or am I right?

Like, OMFGWTFHolyShit what if more people being covered by health insurance means more people will have access to abortion! We’re talking about lives here people! Precious preborn patriots may DIE just so more postborn people can live! Where are your priorities?

Oh yes. Because that is exactly where certain people are at right now in the health care debate:

Kansans for Life sent out a “call to action” today, urging Kansans to contact their legislators and ask them to vote against any anti-life efforts, including easier access to taxpayer-funded abortions.

“This is the abortion-industry’s dream bill,” [Executive Director Mary Kay] Culp told Kansas Liberty.

Kansans for Life
I think some people out there in Kansas are particularly sore right now, now that beloved, and pro-choice, Governor Kathleen Sebelius is Secretary of Health and Human Services, a department that will be quite involved in any health care policy reform.

It’s good to know that “controversial” things like women’s bodily autonomy are still being leveraged to great effect for ever new purposes by the backwards-looking among us. For some people, even hindsight isn’t 20/20.

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Jana Mackey Day & International Women’s Day

Jana MackeyJana Mackey was a friend of mine in college. Read about her story here and check out the press release below.

For Immediate Release February 27, 2009

March 8th – “Jana Mackey Day in Kansas”

Hays, KS – In the coming days Kansas lawmakers will be joining Governor Kathleen Sebelius in recognizing International Women’s Day on March 8th by honoring a recent victim and fatality of domestic violence.

Jana Mackey, a 25 year old KU law student was murdered by her ex-boyfriend last July in Lawrence. Jana was well known throughout Kansas for her work on many women’s issues.

Governor Sebelius has signed a proclamation recognizing March 8th as a “Jana Mackey Day in Kansas.”

On March 5th Senator Janis Lee (D-Kensington) and Senator Marci Francisco (D-Lawrence) will be sponsoring a resolution honoring Mackey. On the House side, Representative Eber Phelps (D-Hays), Representative Barbara Ballard (D-Lawrence), and Representative Paul Davis (D-Lawrence) will be presenting Mackey’s family with a formal certificate on March 9th.

Mackey, who grew up in Hays, had spent endless hours volunteering to aid victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. She had also served three years as one of the youngest lobbyists at the Kansas Capitol with the National Organization for Women.

After her death, Mackey’s family and friends established a national campaign to help her service live on through others. Symbolic of the number of people who attended her funeral, the Eleven Hundred Torches campaign urges hundreds of ordinary citizens to serve others.

Governor Sebelius has joined the campaign and is calling on all Kansans to set aside time on March 8th to volunteer in their communities.

Special volunteer events are being planned in Hays and in Lawrence on that day.

International Women’s Day began in 1908 with a 15,000 women’s march through New York City calling for equal voting and work rights for women. In 1913 the event was officially scheduled as March 8th. Today International Women’s Day is celebrated world-wide and is an official holiday in 15 nations.

For more information about Eleven Hundred Torches, see their website at www.1100torches.org.