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Dear CatholicVote Member,
If you are tempted to think Catholics in America don't matter, I have some news for you.
The past 48 hours of the health care debate has been a pitched battle between Catholic groups fighting over the votes of Catholic representatives.
If this pro-abortion legislation is ultimately passed, some so-called "Catholic" groups will be responsible. They have done major damage to the pro-life cause and provided cover for Democrats to abandon their pro-life record.
First, it was the Catholic Health Association writing a letter to pro-life Democrats encouraging them to vote 'yes' on the Senate pro-abortion healthcare bill. Then yesterday, it was a letter from NETWORK – an advocacy group of Catholic sisters who called for passage of the pro-abortion bill and promised they would be "working on all levels to promote [its] passage."
Sadly, these groups got to Rep. Dale Kildee. You and I passionately pleaded with him to hold the line, running radio ads for days in his district. But he gave in to pressure yesterday saying he had consulted his priest and constituents and concluded "that no federal money can be used for abortion."
This is bogus and he knows it. But the pressure was simply too great, and he gave in.
But we aren't giving up. We have other votes including some "surprise" representatives we are working with that could replace the loss of Kildee and others.
What about the Bishops?
Whenever Catholic groups or politicians betray their faith and undermine our Church, people ask me why I don't call out the Bishops more for not confronting people who spread dissent and attack our unity.
I agree that respectful criticism of our Bishops has a place, but in this fight, at this hour, I am convinced the Bishops need our help, not our condemnation.
CatholicVote is now working directly with Bishops across the country. They know about us and they are thrilled to have us working alongside them. I cannot emphasize enough how thankful they are for all that you're doing.
I implored them to personally petition Members of Congress, and to speak out publicly against the distortions being spread by CHA and others. Every Bishop I have spoken with has agreed to do everything he can. And many are already doing so.
The USCCB is running editorials, and today is running ads in major newspapers urging the Congress to OPPOSE the pro-abortion bill.
We are also in direct contact with members of the Stupak Coalition and are assisting them with resources within the Church and in districts where undecided votes remain.
What you can do now
Finally, I have three last things you can do to fight against this horrendous bill.
The last one is the most important. You and I have made the phone calls, we've defended the Church on the Internet and over the airwaves, we've fought the good fight.
But political pundits have said that Speaker Nancy Pelosi will stop at nothing to get this pro-abortion bill through.
Ultimately, though, the fate of this bill rests in greater hands.
Let every member of CatholicVote join together in prayer over these next few fateful days.
Let us boldly ask Our Lord during this Lenten season for victory in this battle. As hard as we have worked, if this bill is defeated, we will rightly give God all of the praise.
Please, take a moment now to make a call to the switchboard upstairs. His line is never busy.
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Kildee just committed Political Suicide by choosing to vote YES on ObamaCare. Here is his opponent for State rep. for 5th District!
Definitely a MUST read and definitely Get MAD, VERY MAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
-------Original Message-------Here it is....finally. The down and dirty secrets of ObamaCare. It is shocking beyond belief. The contents of this letter need to be promulgated as far and wide as possible. Please send this on to everyone you know. .......> Subject: Shock To NBC this Morning>>This letter appeared in the Indianapolis Star (which is owned by the same people who own the Arizona Republic) and was sent to a very popular Indiana Senator. This just goes to show everyone what>pressure these Democrats are currently under, so continue to let them know how you feel about the healthcare bill.>>Bill Stough--- Shock to NBC This morning!>> An Indianapolis doctor's letter to Sen. Bayh about the Bill (Note: Dr. Stephen E. Frazer, MD practices as an anesthesiologist in Indianapolis, IN.) Here is a letter I sent to Senator Bayh.. Feel free to copy it and send it around to all other representatives. -->Stephen Fraser>>>Senator Bayh,>>As a practicing physician I have major concerns with the health care bill before Congress. I actually have read the bill and am shocked by the brazenness of the government's proposed involvement in the patient-physician relationship. The very idea that the government will dictate and ration patient care is dangerous and certainly not helpful in designing a health care system that works for all. Every physician I work with agrees that we need to fix our health care system, but the proposed bills currently making their way through congress will be a disaster if passed.>>I ask you respectfully and as a patriotic American to look at the following troubling lines that I have read in the bill. You cannot possibly believe that these proposals are in the best interests of the country and our fellow citizens.>>Page 22 of the HC Bill: Mandates that the Govt will audit books of all employers that self-insure!!>>Page 30 Sec 123 of HC bill: THERE WILL BE A GOVT COMMITTEE that decides what treatments/benefits you get.>>Page 29 lines 4-16 in the HC bill: YOUR HEALTH CARE IS RATIONED!!!>>Page 42 of HC Bill: The Health Choices Commissioner will choose your HC benefits for you. You have no choice!>>Page 50 Section 152 in HC bill: HC will be provided to ALL non-US citizens, illegal or otherwise.>>Page 58 HC Bill: Govt will have real-time access to individuals' finances & a 'National ID Health card' will be issued! (Papers please!)>>Page 59 HC Bill lines 21-24: Govt will have direct access to your bank accounts for elective funds transfer. (Time for more cash and carry)>>Page 65 Sec 164: Is a payoff subsidized plan for retirees and their families in unions & community organizations: (ACORN).>>Page 84 Sec 203 HC bill: Govt mandates ALL benefit packages for private HC plans in the 'Exchange.'>>Page 85 Line 7 HC Bill: Specifications of Benefit Levels for Plans -- The Govt will ration your health care!>>Page 91 Lines 4-7 HC Bill: Govt mandates linguistic appropriate services. (Translation: illegal aliens.)>>Page 95 HC Bill Lines 8-18: The Govt will use groups (i.e. ACORN & Americorps to sign up individuals for Govt HC plan.>>Page 85 Line 7 HC Bill: Specifications of Benefit Levels for Plans.>(AARP members - your health care WILL be rationed!)>>Page 102 Lines 12-18 HC Bill: Medicaid eligible individuals will be automatically enrolled in Medicaid. (No choice.)>>Page 12 4 lines 24-25 HC: No company can sue GOVT on price fixing. No "judicial review" against Govt monopoly.>>Page 127 Lines 1-16 HC Bill: Doctors/ American Medical Association - The Govt will tell YOU what salary you can make.>>Page 145 Line 15-17: An Employer MUST auto-enroll employees into public option plan. (NO choice!)>>Page 126 Lines 22-25: Employers MUST pay for HC for part-time employees ANDtheir families. (Employees shouldn't get excited about this as employers will be forced to reduce its work force, benefits, and wages/salaries to cover such a huge expense.)>>Page 149 Lines 16-24: ANY Employer with payroll 401k>& above who does not provide public option will pay>8% tax on all payroll! (See the last comment in>parenthesis.)>Page 150 Lines 9-13: A business with payroll>between $251K & $401K who doesn't provide public>option will pay 2-6% tax on all payroll.>>Page 167 Lines 18-23: ANY individual who doesn't>have acceptable HC according to Govt will be taxed>2.5% of income.>>Page 170 Lines 1-3 HC Bill: Any NONRESIDENT Alien is>exempt from individual taxes. (Americans will pay.)>(Like always)>>Page 195 HC Bill: Officers & employees of the GOVT>HC Admin.. will have access to ALL Americans'>finances and personal records. (I guess so they can>'deduct' their fees)>>Page 203 Line 14-15 HC: "The tax imposed under> this section shall not be treated as tax." (Yes,>it really says that!) ( a 'fee' instead)>Page 239 Line 14-24 HC Bill: Govt will reduce>physician services for Medicaid Seniors.>(Low-income and the poor are affected.)>>Page 241 Line 6-8 HC Bill: Doctors: It doesn't> matter what specialty you have trained yourself in>-- you will all be paid the same! (Just TRY to tell>me that's not Socialism!)>>Page 253 Line 10-18: The Govt sets the value of a>doctor's time, profession, judgment, etc.>(Literally-- the value of humans.)>>Page 265 Sec 1131: The Govt mandates and controls>productivity for "private" HC industries.>>Page 268 Sec 1141: The federal Govt regulates the>rental and purchase of power driven wheelchairs.>>Page 272 SEC. 1145: TREATMENT OF CERTAIN CANCER>HOSPITALS - Cancer patients - welcome to rationing!>>Page 280 Sec 1151: The Govt will penalize hospitals>for whatever the Govt deems preventable>(i.e....re-admissions).>>Page 298 Lines 9-11: Doctors: If you treat a patient>during initial admission that results in a re-admission -->the Govt will penalize you.>>Page 317 L 13-20: PROHIBITION on ownership/investment.>(The Govt tells doctors what and how much they can own!)>>Page 317-318 lines 21-25, 1-3: PROHIBITION on expansion.>(The Govt is mandating that hospitals cannot expand.)>Page 321 2-13: Hospitals have the opportunity to>apply for exception BUT community input is required.> (Can you say ACORN?)>>Page 335 L 16-25 Pg 336-339: The Govt mandates>establishment of=2 outcome-based measures. (HC the>way they want -- rationing.)>>Page 341 Lines 3-9: The Govt has authority to>disqualify Medicare Advance Plans, HMOs, etc.>(Forcing people into the Govt plan)>>Page 354 Sec 1177: The Govt will RESTRICT enrollment>of 'special needs people!' Unbelievable!>>Page 379 Sec 1191: The Govt creates more bureaucracy>via a "Tele-Health Advisory Committee." (Can you>say HC by phone?)>>Page 425 Lines 4-12: The Govt mandates "Advance-Care>Planning Consult." (Think senior citizens end-of-life patients.)>>Page 425 Lines 17-19: The Govt will instruct and>consult regarding living wills, durable powers of>attorney, etc. (And it's mandatory!)>>Page 425 Lines 22-25, 426 Lines 1-3: The Govt>provides an "approved" list of end-of-life resources;>guiding you in death. (Also called 'assisted suicide.')>(Sounds like Soylent Green to me.)>>Page 427 Lines 15-24: The Govt mandates a program>for orders on "end-of-life." (The Govt has a say>in how your life ends!)>>Page 429 Lines 1-9: An "advanced-care planning>consultant" will be used frequently as a patient's>health deteriorates.>>Page>429 Lines 10-12: An "advanced care consultation">may include an ORDER for end-of-life plans.. (AN>ORDER TO DIE FROM THE GOVERNMENT?!?)>>Page 429 Lines 13-25: The GOVT will specify which>doctors can write an end-of-life order.. (I wouldn't want>to stand before God after getting paid for THAT job!)>>Page 430 Lines 11-15: The Govt will decide what>level of treatment you will have at end-of-life!>(Again -- no choice!)>>Page 469: Community-Based Home Medical Services =>Non-Profit Organizations. (Hello? ACORN Medical>Services here!?!)>>Page 489 Sec 1308: The Govt will cover marriage and>family therapy. (Which means Govt will insert>itself into your marriage even.)>>Page 494-498: Govt will cover Mental Health Services>including defining, creating, and rationing those services.>>>Senator, I guarantee that I personally will do everything possible to inform patients and my fellow physicians about the dangers of the proposed bills you and your colleagues are debating.>>Furthermore, if you vote for a bill that enforces socialized medicine on the country and destroys the doctor-patient relationship, I will do everything in my power to make sure you lose your job in the next election.>>Respectfully,>>Stephen E. Fraser, MD>>>Dear Reader,>>I urge you to use the power that you were born with (and the power that may soon be taken away) and circulate this email to as many people as you can reach. The Power of the People can stop this from happening to us, our parents, our grandparents, our children, and to following generations.