Jump directly to the content

What to Watch: Pro-life Reaction to Baucus Proposal

Here are the items we're watching today:

– Some pro-life groups say the health care bill proposed by Senator Max Baucus would allow the government to pay for abortions.

A Rasmussen Reports survey suggests that 48 percent believe any government-subsidized health care plan should be prohibited from covering abortion while 13 percent believe a plan should be required to cover it. Thirty-two percent of those surveyed favor a more neutral approach with no requirements in either direction.

– The president of Notre Dame plans to participate in the March for Life in January in Washington, D.C. John I. Jenkins took heat after the school invited President Obama to speak at commencement and gave him an honorary doctorate.

– A mayoral candidate in Florida faces scrutiny over his creationism beliefs.

– History nuts might enjoy this item. A man is expected to sell one of 32 copies of "the Bible of the Revolution" for at least $40,000. Here's more from the Washington Post.

This endorsement by the secular of the spiritual would have been a flagrant violation of the church/state divide – but it was nine years before that concept would be codified and ratified in the First Amendment.

...

On Thursday, at a rare book auction in Manhattan, the 59-year-old retired real estate developer, a self-described devout Christian who avoids affiliation with any denomination and deeply dislikes "political Christians," is selling one of his copies.

Related Topics:Politics
Posted:September 17, 2009 at 6:08PM
Gleanings aggregates what others are reporting. Learn more.
Recent Posts
Christian Pundit Dinesh D'Souza Sentenced to 5 Years Probation
Former president of The King's College avoids prison time for campaign finance violations.
1 in 4 Pastors Have Struggled with Mental Illness, Finds LifeWay and Focus on the Family
Family ministry has LifeWay Research examine how well (or not well) churches address mental health.
Pew Surprised by How Many Americans Want Religion Back in Politics
Fresh stats on who thinks churches should endorse candidates, whether homosexual behavior is a sin, and has it gotten harder to be an evangelical.
What Evangelicals Think About Scotland's Independence Vote
(UPDATED) After narrow "No" vote, Scottish evangelicals say churches will take lead in building the 'new Scotland.'
Christianity Today
What to Watch: Pro-life Reaction to Baucus Proposal