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Archbishop Excommunicates Kansas Governor For Abortion Policies

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Thank God, finally someone is acting to stop the “Catholic in label only”, abortion rights liberal politicians. Kansas City’s Archbishop Joseph Naumann has had enough. Trying to intercede with Kansas governor, Kathleen Sebelius, a Roman Catholic and morally ignorant abortion advocate, on her pro-abortion policies, Archbishop Naumann has publically declared Canon 915 on Governor Sebelius for her vetoing of an abortion reform bill, (HS SB 389).

Canon 915 states:

Those who have been excommunicated or interdicted after the imposition or declaration of the penalty and others obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to holy communion.”

This is His Excellency’s column about Governor Kathleen Sebelius’s actions.

Gov Sebelius’s response on vetoing the bill stated that she is working to reduce abortion and Kansas’s abortion rate has gone down by approximately 11%. Archbishop Naumann responded in his column:

“In her veto message, the Governor took credit for lower abortion rates in Kansas citing her support for “adoption incentives, extended health services for pregnant women, providing sex education and offering a variety of support services for families.” Indeed, the Governor and her Administration should be commended for supporting adoption incentives and health services for pregnant women.

However, the Governor over-reaches by assuming credit for declining abortion rates in Kansas. Actually, lower abortion rates are part of a national trend. Our neighboring state of Missouri has actually had a steeper and longer decline in its abortion rate.”

This isn’t the first time she’s vetoed an abortion reform bill. In 2006, Sebelius’s news release stated:

Veto Message for SB 528:

Abortion is an important moral concern to all Kansans. My Catholic faith teaches me that life is sacred. Personally, I believe abortion is wrong.

That’s why I have worked to reduce the number of abortions in Kansas. In my three years as governor, abortion has declined 11.1%. My administration will continue to work to reduce these numbers even more. Next week, for example, I’ll sign into law an increase in tax credits for adoption and a budget that contains a 65% increase in funding for the Pregnancy Maintenance Initiative, which helps counsel women on options other than abortion. These common-sense steps will reduce abortion, and will provide real solutions for women facing this tragic decision. SB 528, by contrast, will do nothing to reduce abortion in Kansas. Instead, it will force women to provide intimate, sensitive health information to the government. Privacy is a fundamental concern to all Kansans. I worked to enhance Kansans’ health privacy as Insurance Commissioner, and I intend to protect it as Governor. As we have seen in recent months in Kansas, we can never take our health privacy for granted.

Therefore, pursuant to Article 2, Section 14 of the Constitution of the State of Kansas, I veto SB 528.

Named as one of the top five governors in the country, Sebelius’s government homepage has links to all the good news about her career but does not have one mention of abortion or of her actions of vetoing of the abortion reform act. I wonder why? Does she possibly know that she will be responsible for murdering thousands of innocent babies?

If Canon 915 doesn’t change Governor Sebelius’s policies, there is worse to come for her mortal sins.

Sidenote: I wonder if Archbishop Naumann asked permission first from Pope Benedict XVI before citing Canon 915 on the Kansan governor?

You can contact Governor Kathleen Sebelius and let her know how you feel about her grave actions. Writing a personal letter is better than calling, calling is better than emailing, using all three ways are good to communicate your disgust at her actions.

Office of the Governor Capitol,
300 SW 10th Ave.,Ste. 212 S
Topeka, KS 66612-1590

Voice 1-877-KSWORKS (1-877-579-6757)
Local 785-296-3232
For the Hearing Impaired 1-800-766-3777

Email the governor…

Read more in Edward N Peters, canon lawyer’s blog “In The Light Of The Law – Staunching the Wound of Bleeding Kansas.”

Will Ted Kennedy’s abortion policies be next?


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  1. The Bishop is to be commended for his actions in regard to Gov Sebelius’s stand on abortin reform. To even hint that unalienable rights are not extended to the unborn is to be ignorant of history and our founding fathers actions in forming the constitution of these United States Of America. If the saying is true that a country is judged by how it treats its elderly and its children ( yes, and unborn children too), then I am afraid we have failed miserably.


    May 10, 2008 at 6:23 pm

  2. Re: Can Ted Kennedy be next?

    We can only hope!


    May 10, 2008 at 7:15 pm

  3. IT IS ABOUT TIME THIS archbishop has done something !!!!!!!!!! She has been proabortion since taking office almost six years ago……..and believes in late term abortion….and has accepted more than 100,000 dollars from Dr Tiller, Wichita abortion doctor.


    May 10, 2008 at 9:10 pm

  4. This was very interesting! It’s unbelievable how many people cite they are Catholic to receive those votes and then are supporting abortion. Now maybe they will pause and think about that.


    May 11, 2008 at 1:02 pm

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