Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Obama's newest cabinet pick  

Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius has been nominated by Obama as Health and Human Services Secretary. Her website states:

At the heart of Governor Sebelius' administration is a commitment to growing the Kansas economy and creating jobs; ensuring every Kansas child receives a quality education; protecting Kansas families and communities; improving access to quality, affordable health care; and taking advantage of the state's renewable energy assets. In 2005, Time magazine named her one of the nation's top five governors.

I don't know a whole lot about her, but being named one of the nation's top five governors isn't half-bad. She's also a supporter of abortion rights, which is pissing off anti-choice activists:

A Roman Catholic who supports abortion rights, Sebelius' nomination prompted angry reactions from anti-abortion groups outraged by her ties to Dr. George Tiller, a late-term abortion provider in Wichita, Kan. Groups including Operation Rescue and Concerned Women for America vowed to mobilize against her. The American Life League said it was rolling out a "STOP Sebelius" petition and asking other groups to join.

"There is nobody in America in my mind that is more radically sold out to the abortion lobby than Kathleen Sebelius," said Troy Newman, president of Kansas-based Operation Rescue.

It amazes me how abortion rights are brought up nearly every time a vetting process begins. The debate is hotter than ever.

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