Democrat Senators Bob Casey and Ben Nelson are the most important pro-life votes in the health care debate right now.
A new ad being aired by the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List asks Senator Casey to live up to his late father’s words (in a speech he gave at Notre Dame):
In a landmark speech, the late Governor Robert Casey, Senior said “Nothing could be more foreign to the American experience than legalized abortion. It is inconsistent with our national character, with our national purpose, with all that we’ve done, and with everything we hope to be.”
But right now, Robert Casey, Junior is poised to vote in the Senate for a health care bill with federal funding for abortion. The bill will result in more abortions—abortions that Americans will be required to finance. Senator Casey, trading the lives of unborn children for a health care bill is inconsistent with our American character.
“The abortion debate is not about how we shall live, but who shall live. And more than that, its about who we are.”
A story by LifeNews, meanwhile, points out that the Democrat leadership is doing everything they can to pull Senator Ben Nelson over to their side:
[pro-abortion Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin] told NRO to watch for the manager’s amendment, which could include language that would satisfy Nelson but eventually be withdraw in the conference committee to leave the bill funding abortions.
… Reid is reportedly working on the [new abortion] language with Sen. Bob Casey, the Senate’s only other self-proclaimed pro-life Democrat — although Casey faces criticism of his own for appearing to support the bill even with abortion funding in place.
Both Senators Nelson and Casey should be encouraged to oppose this pro-abortion bill!