Breaking News: Obama knocks off 40 Days for Life with "40 Days for Health Reform"

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Am listening to the liberal religious teleconference pushing Obamacare. Obama is supposed to speak at some point. (You can listen in, too, at 347-996-5501, no passcode required.)...

The call, called "40 Minutes for Health Reform," will introduce 40 Days for Health Reform, an obvious knock-off of 40 Days for Life.

40 Days for Health Reform launches today. (40 Days for Life runs September 23 - November 1.)

Comment by David Bereit, executive director of 40 Days for Life:

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Some say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but using the biblical 40-days concept in an attempt to salvage floundering health care reform proposals that would mandate taxpayer funding of abortion and force Americans into health plans with mandatory abortion coverage - we are anything but flattered.

I am confident that the prayers of millions of people, imploring God to inspire people to turn away from abortion, will be a much more powerful force in shaping the future.

Gag. The White House's Director of the Domestic Policy Council, Melody Barnes, formerly of Planned Parenthood and EMILY's List, is currently on the call.


40 days of healthcare reform? Sickening."People of faith"???....Faith in what?Certainly not faith in obedience to God, ethics,moral law, love, kindness= Jesus. God would never agree with killing.So what is the faith?Faith in themselves.

Posted by: joandrexel at August 19, 2009 4:46 PM

Yes, many of us are tired of our faith being hijacked by "C Street" religious cults that preach certain men are above the law. In this new form of monarchy - the chosen are permitted to rape children and given a safe place to have their sexual liaisons under the protection of of "evangelicals" Oh yes, Sanford, Ensign and all the others are Pro Life. But they are black hearted sinners.

But we are demanding our faith back from the moneychangers in the temple and the practitioners of this twisted version of the teaching of Christ.. Groups like Sojourners have been the light in the darkness. Thank God.

If you want a real Christian view of the Health Insurance Reform - try here.

Posted by: sharon at August 19, 2009 5:03 PM

joandrexel, I have faith in myself, and I'm not ok with such killing. These people have faith in nothing. Only a person who has lost faith even in themselves would support abortion.

Posted by: xalisae at August 19, 2009 5:46 PM

I don't know if I can take another 40 days of health reform. Perhaps BO can go silent or better yet wander in the desert for 40 days, that would be great.

Just as long as he doesn't come near me, nor can I hear him or see him. The man needs to get lost and take his 'health reform' with him.

Posted by: Andy at August 19, 2009 5:48 PM

I just sent a message at their website pointing out that seeing the need for health reform doesn't mean supporting Pres. Obama's plan. I'm tempted to send them a copy of that message for the next 40 days.

Posted by: Rachel at August 19, 2009 6:00 PM

Hey guys, I just found out that I'm going to be a sister again! My dad just called to tell me my stepmom is due in April. This will be number 8. :)

Posted by: Lauren at August 19, 2009 6:40 PM

Congrats, Lauren. :)

Posted by: xalisae at August 19, 2009 6:50 PM

Thanks X, I'm so excited. They've had 2 kids since I've started having mine. It is so fun to get my kids together with their baby aunts and uncles.

Posted by: Lauren at August 19, 2009 7:07 PM

That sounds like fun. Prayers for a happy healthy pregnancy for your step mom!

Posted by: LizFromNebraska at August 19, 2009 7:17 PM

Congratulations on your new brother or sister. God bless!

Posted by: Janet at August 19, 2009 9:43 PM

Sweet!! Congratulations!

Posted by: carla Author Profile Page at August 19, 2009 10:01 PM

Congratulations, Lauren. :)

And, is this reform really called Obamacare, or is that a nickname that it's been given? I mean, whether you agree with universal health or not (so long as your opinion is well-informed), Barach Obama is not the first person to try and push universal medicine through. Bill Clinton tried it. Ted Kennedy has been saying this his entire career. It's not as though this was all the president's idea (kind of like the war in Iraq: not all of it was Bush's idea).

Posted by: Vannah at August 19, 2009 10:57 PM

Hey Lauren - congratulations!

Also congratulate your Dad and step-mom!

Posted by: Chris Arsenault at August 20, 2009 6:43 AM

The brazen degree of mockery by this president and his cronies, and followers is unbelievable.

Just like Notre Dame, their stick it in your face attitude shows not one ounce of respect for anyone else.

And they want us to trust them with our lives?

No way.

Posted by: Chris Arsenault at August 20, 2009 7:05 AM

NRLC statement on the President's remarks:

Emboldened by the recently demonstrated superficiality of some organs of the news media, President Obama today brazenly misrepresented the abortion-related component of the health care legislation that his congressional allies and staff have crafted. As amended by the House Energy and Commerce Committee on July 30 (the Capps-Waxman Amendment), the bill backed by the White House (H.R. 3200) explicitly authorizes the government plan to cover all elective abortions. Obama apparently seeks to hide behind a technical distinction between tax funds and government-collected premiums. But these are merely two types of public funds, collected and spent by government agencies. The Obama-backed legislation makes it explicitly clear that no citizen would be allowed to enroll in the government plan unless he or she is willing to give the federal agency an extra amount calculated to cover the cost of all elective abortions -- this would not be optional. The abortionists would bill the federal government and would be paid by the federal government. These are public funds, and this is government funding of abortion. More here:

Posted by: Douglas Johnson at August 20, 2009 7:29 AM

Did the subject of conscience protections come up during the teleconference?

Some of you might appreciate Bishop Nickless' most recent column. Scroll about half way down to the health care reform heading. He discusses health care as a natural vs political right and clarifies a government's proper role in health care regulation.

Posted by: Fed Up at August 20, 2009 8:16 AM

'We are God's partners in matters of life and death'

A reader points out that President Obama's call with the rabbis today — as recorded in Rabbi Jack Moline's and other clerics' Twitter feeds — freights health care reform with a great deal of religious meaning, and veers into the blend of policy and faith that outraged liberals in the last administration.

Posted by: xppc at August 20, 2009 9:46 AM

Congrats, Lauren! 8 sounds awesome :)

Posted by: YCW at August 20, 2009 10:31 AM

hmmm...can't they think of anything "catchier" rather than copying/ imitating Pro-lifers efforts?

I wonder how accurate their 140,000 callers count is?

President abortion must be getting worried that PP and the rest of their ilk might stop supporting the Democrats if his Deathcare doesn"t push thru...

Hey, president abort, don"t worry...I don"t think you'll lose their support no matter what you do.
It's not like PP would suddenly support Palin or any non-pro-abort politician.

Birds of a feather, as the saying goes...

Posted by: RSD at August 21, 2009 3:48 PM