Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Voting for Life

Today is a big voting day here in Massachusetts. It's a race for the Senate seat left open by Ted Kennedy's death.

We will be voting today for Scott Brown because he is the best pro-life option and he opposes universal health care. His opponent, Martha Coakley is pro-choice, and has run a nasty and mean campaign. She also has said a LOT of stupid things in interviews, such as this:

Coakley was responding to WBSM radio host Ken Pittman as he questioned her on her views about the role of conscience rights for health care workers.

Pittman asked, "Would you pass a health care bill that had [provisions protecting] conscientious objector[s] towards certain procedures including abortion?"

Coakley said she opposed an amendment filed by Republican candidate and state senator Scott Brown in a Massachusetts measure to protect the right of health care workers' not to distribute emergency contraception against their religious beliefs.

PITTMAN: Right, if you are a Catholic, and believe what the Pope teaches that any form of birth control is a sin, uh, you don’t want to do that.

COAKLEY: No, but we have a separation of church and state Ken, let’s be clear.

PITTMAN: Yeah, in the emergency room, you still have your religious freedom.

COAKLEY: [stuttering] The law says that people are allowed to have that. And so then, you can have religious freedom, but you probably shouldn’t work in the emergency room.


Bill Donohue of the Catholic League expressed shock at Coakley's apparent disregard for religious liberty.

"Conscientious objector rights are essential to religious liberty," Donohue told LifeSiteNews.com (LSN) Friday morning. "I don't quite understand how someone - even if someone were an atheist - it's a staple in a free society that people cannot be forced to violate their conscience on something that's morally repugnant. But she doesn't seem to care."

The special election pitting Coakley against Republican Scott Brown in next Tuesday's election has received national attention: the unexpected popularity of the dark horse Republican could jeopardize the future of President Obama's health care bill by robbing Senate Democrats of their filibuster-proof 60 vote majority. Brown has vowed to be the "41st vote" against the health care overhaul, a platform that appears to have attracted rapid support for his candidacy amid widespread public discontent over the bill.

Once considered the easy favorite, Coakley has suffered a dramatic drop in poll numbers this week: a CrossTarget poll Thursday showed Brown ahead by 15.4%, while a Suffolk University Political Research Center published Thursday morning showed Brown ahead by 4%.
Some Massachusetts officials say, however, that even should Brown win the election, the swearing-in process could be delayed for weeks - long enough for the health bill to be pushed through.

So I guess my Catholic brother and brother-in-law, who are both ER doctors should be looking for a new job. Doesn't she realize that so many hospitals are run by Catholics? Around here, most of our hospitals have names like Saint Luke's and Saint Anne's. Nobody should be forced to kill an unborn baby at their place of employment. Whatever happened to free speech and religious freedom?

Please pray that Scott Brown wins this monumental race, not only for the people of MA, but for our nation. It's super close.


  1. Been following this race on various blogs/websites. Some of the things that come out of Coakley's mouth are downright scary. Thinking of all my friends in MA . . .

  2. This Senate race will have a large impact on the entire country. It almost ruined a friendship this weekend as my husband and I discovered that some of our dear friends from MA are much more left-wing today then the were 10 years ago.
    I'm trying not to get my hopes up but I find it very encouraging that Scott Brown could possible win. When Senator Ted Kennedy passed away I was sure that a Democrat would win that seat by a landslide.

  3. Scott Brown is the best choice to protect the unborn AND the already born. Universal health care will not make Americans more healthy. It will temporarily fix short-term problems which usually create larger problems in the long run. Where is the emphasis on HEALTH??? 30% of our health care costs go to pay for illnesses related to obesity and smoking! Those are 2 things that are 100% preventable! we don't need health care reform!!! we need lifestyle reform!!! People need to learn how to take care of themselves and nuture their bodies and not destroy them. Where is the personal accountability? Health comes first! A gym membership should have a higher priority over a manicure! wait, you can use food stamps to buy cookies and soda? That's a joke, right? You can use goverment money to buy cigarettes? Its a vicious cycle. we need exercise and healthy food=healthy people, lower health care costs! Americans need endorphins! Colleen, the generation of children being born today will be the first generation in history to NOT outlive their parents!!! This is serious! Universal health care is only going to mask the unhealthy habits of Americans even more! we need lifestyle reform! not health care reform! go Scott Brown!!! and would someone please tell miss coakley that curt schilling is NOT a yankees fan! lol

  4. I'm wishin, hopin, and prayin that Scott Brown wins. I think it would be great.

  5. i'm hoping too that brown wins... sometimes, i think i would LOVE to knock ppl over the head with something.. really, really heavy.. maybe it would wake them up, maybe?!?!

  6. I'm right with you! Bless you for blogging about this!

  7. Thank Heaven for a vacant senate seat for MA. Many Americans have their eyes on this race. Glad you're voting so intelligently! Hope to have a conservative, pro-life senator result from the race!

  8. I hope the outcome is good for everyone involved. Good luck!!!

  9. Colleen,
    Praying your guy wins. My in-laws live in MA. This is a big day for you and us! God bless!

  10. I am praying for this election. I hope he wins too.

  11. I know my husband, who follows these things more than I do, is anxiously awaiting the outcome of this race. It will affect ALL of us. Praying it goes the way we hope!

  12. You DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!! Way to go, Massachuttes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. I had no idea you were in Mass. We too are so excited about his win! I love your new template by the way. I really want to update mine...any easy tips? Hope you are well!


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