Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on.
The Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius is helping to raise money for the pro-abortion group NARAL in Chicago tonight. (Remember, Sebelius claims to be Catholic.) LifeNews.com reports that NARAL has been touting Sebelius’ appearance by saying she “is guiding the implementation of the historic Affordable Care Act.” http://cvote.to/5I Why is the nation’s health secretary speaking before a group that refuses to accept the reality that pregnancy is normal and not a disease?
Texas Gov. Rick Perry reported a strong fundraising haul of $17 million in the third quarter. His fundraising did not take a dip after his recent mediocre debate performance, but actually increased from $323K per day to $478K per day. This is likely due to the fact that politicians use the deadline to convince donors to give as strong fundraising totals can show a candidate’s strength. It’s good news for Perry, who’s had a 2-3 week run of bad news. http://cvote.to/5J
Democrats hold on to the Governor’s Mansion in West Virginia. Republicans can only win the state in the presidential election, it seems. http://cvote.to/5K The great news from the Mountaineer State is that both Democrat Earl Ray Tomblin and Republican Bill Maloney are pro-life. Wouldn’t it be nice if every election in this country we had candidates which were pro-life? I yearn for the day when supporting legal abortion would be as political damaging as supporting segregation or child labor.
Other articles of interest:
GOP presidential candidates one-by-one back out of a planned Univision debate because of the hit piece the network did against Sen. Marco Rubio’s family. http://cvote.to/5L
Over at whyimcatholic.com there’s an interview with the son of a famous atheist. R.J. Stove talks about his conversion to Catholicism. http://cvote.to/5M
The Supreme Court hears a case today about a Lutheran school who fired a teacher. The case has important implications for religious liberty. http://cvote.to/5N
No same-sex “weddings” at West Point’s Catholic chapel, says the archbishop for Military Services, Timothy Broglio. http://cvote.to/5O