Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Pray for the resolve of these House Democrats . . .

Bart Stupak - Michigan;
Dan Lipinski - Illinois;
James Oberstar - Minnesota;
Kathy Dahlkemper - Pennsylvania;
Steve Driehaus - Ohio;
Marion Berry - Arkansas; and
Joe Donnelly - Indiana.

These seven Democrats voted for Nancy Pelosi's Obamacare bill on Christmas Eve.  But all seven are Pro-Life and have gone on record declaring that they will vote "no" on the current version of healthcare "reform" because that Senate bill fails to prevent federal tax dollars from funding abortion.  As Representative Lipinski put it, "protecting the sanctity of life is a matter of principle."  (Link to story here.)

Seven votes may not seem like a groundswell but seven is enough to block passage of the current Senate bill (if Nancy Pelosi and the Democrat majority follows rules and decorum, which they might not) and 41 Republicans can now filibuster any other version.

But, as we saw with Senator Ben Nelson, a "Pro-Life" Democrat from Nebraska, the White House and congressional leadership will put enormous pressure on these seven representatives in an effort to get what they want - no matter the cost.

So, again, I ask you to pray for their resolve to stand for principle in the face of unbelievable pressure from their fellow Democrats. 

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