By Kathleen Gilbert
WASHINGTON, D.C., February 9, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Obama may choose Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, friend of notorious late-term abortionist George Tiller and one of the most pro-abortion governors in America, to become Secretary of Health and Human Services, according to news reports citing a senior official in the Obama administration.
If Sebelius is chosen to replace Tom Daschle, who withdrew his bid in disgrace over unpaid taxes and connections to health organizations, she will bring an even more radical pro-abortion record and a dark history of her own to the top of the HHS.
According to Operation Rescue, Sebelius held a secret party at the governor’s mansion for George Tiller (whom OR claims has secretly funneled hundreds of thousands in donations to Sebelius’ campaign) and his entire abortion clinic staff in April 2007. Tiller has been charged with 19 counts of illegal abortions and faces trial next month.
Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann has publicly forbidden Sebelius from presenting herself for Communion until she makes "a public repudiation of her previous efforts and actions in support of laws and policies sanctioning abortion." (http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/may/08051001.html)
Sebelius has also opposed or vetoed several abortion-accountability bills, including popular clinic regulation legislation in 2005. She appointed a former abortion clinic "escort" John Carmichael, a militant supporter of Tiller’s Political Action Committee, ProKanDo, to the Human Rights Commission. His name was quietly withdrawn ten months later.
Sebelius also appointed political supporter and abortionist Howard Ellis to serve on the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts after he surrendered his medical license in Missouri rather than face disciplinary action. Ellis resigned under pressure, and two months later was charged by the Board with attempting to persuade a physician to falsify records.
"Sebelius is joined at the hip with the abortion industry," said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. "She owes them her political career and has been more than willing to pay them back with personal favors that have shielded them from legislation and criminal prosecution. Her corrupt abortion politics make her unfit to serve."
Sebelius, who has been called the "national pro-choice poster girl," would mark yet another in a long list of pro-abortion "Catholics" Obama has chosen for top government positions, if indeed she is chosen. (http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/jan/09010603.html)
See related LifeSiteNews.com coverage:
Obama Selects Yet another Pro-Abortion "Catholic" for Leading Office
Catholic Kansas Gov. Sebelius Vetoes Restrictions on Late-Term Abortion
Sebelius Issues "Laughable" Defense of Secret Party at Governor’s Mansion Honoring Abortionist Tiller
Archbishop Publicly Tells Pro-Abortion Kansas Governor Not to Receive Communion