An article in My Catholic Standard (Archdiocese of Washington DC) reports on the attempts by State Sen. Rickard Madaleno, Forehand and Raskin to force pro-life pregnancy centers to state that they are not required to provide medically accurate information. This is Senate Bill 690.
(Note: I congratulate the editor of My Catholic Standard for finally identifying those who support these pieces of legislation. It is something that I have taken him to task for on previous occasions.)
This is based on a report from NARAL which “investigated” eleven clinics. Now, I did not read the report but remembering NARAL’s previous handiwork, I am always dubious of their reports.
For example, Bernard Nathanson, co-founder of NARAL, always said that the numbers of illegal abortions that were put out were false.
About 15 years ago, one of their top people decided to let the cat out of the bag on violence against clinics? He stated that the numbers were made up. (I use to have an article on him at home but cannot find it. In it, he stated that each year they increased it a little bit just to show that it increased. So, if anyone remembers his name, please let me know. Oh, and this does not mean that there are not acts of violence – and praying in front of a clinic is not an act of violence.)
Finally, remember, pro-life clinics are in direct competition to NARAL and Planned Parenthood. If you can put some doubt in the minds of those who may use the competition, then you can cause the competition a slow death.
State Sen. Madeleno is not only open about his homosexual lifestyle but is also the one pushing to redefine the definition of marriage in the State of Maryland.
Sen. Forehand (also representing Mont. County) is the recipient of the Betty Tyler Public Affairs Award, Planned Parenthood of Maryland, 1992. Although she is not for same sex marriages (although I am not certain of her stance on other options), she is 100% pro-abortion.
Sen. Jamie Raskin has a rating NARAL rating of 100%, and is supported by NOW Maryland. He is proud of the fact that he supports abortion and makes no bones about it.
So, my fellow Catholics, the next time you go to the polls and these politicians are up for re-election, remember to ask yourself: Do they support my Catholic beliefs or do they not? The answer is very clear: they do not and should not be re-elected.