“First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

FRC: White House is Right to be Embarrassed by Executive Order

It's Time to Replace and Repeal Says FRC Action PAC

Today, President Obama signed an executive order regarding federal funding of elective abortion following passage of health care reform legislation.

Family Research Council Action PAC President Tony Perkins made the following comments in response:

"In a stark contrast to yesterday's festivities, White House officials seem embarrassed by their agreement with Congressman Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) and put the ceremony where shady deals belong - behind closed doors. The White House was right to keep the event low-key because the signing doesn't change anything. The order is, as Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards pointed out, 'a symbolic gesture' that has absolutely no bearing on what the legislation does and does not fund.

"The Democratic leadership and these so-called 'pro-life' Democratic members have acted like this country's ruling class, ignoring that they are elected officials and answerable to the people. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid spent enormous political capital, bent every rule, bribed politicians with taxpayer money, used backroom deals and rejected the will of a majority of the American people.

"The American people have not forgotten the founding principles of faith, family and freedom that make our nation great. Yes, our democratic republic is under direct assault by this bill. But, as we saw countless times over the past year, previously silent Americans have engaged in the political process.

"FRC Action PAC will target for defeat twenty members of Congress including Congressman Bart Stupak. Over the next seven months and on Election Day, our PAC members and the thousands of families we represent will send a powerful message that can't be ignored - 'it's time to replace this Congress, repeal this law and restore our constitutional freedoms'."

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