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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Rosa DeLauro? A "committed Catholic?"

She's committed all right: to protecting abortion, its main provider Planned Parenthood and all elected officials, herself numero uno, who support abortion.

This is the same Rosa Delauro who led 17 other House Democrats in 2007, decrying Pope Benedict XVI’s statement supporting Mexican bishops if they decided to excommunicate Catholic Mexican legislators who'd just voted to legalize abortion in Mexico City.

The same Rosa Delauro who helped start and was on the advisory board of the Progressive Majority, a cosponsoring organization of the April 25, 2004 "March for Women's Lives" (a march which changed its name from the original "March for Choice" and at which I endured hours of the most hideous, obscene and vicious verbal abuse for simply and silently holding a sign in counterprotest which read "I Regret My Abortion", along with about 50 other women holding their copy of that same sign.

The same Rosa Delauro who never met a pro-abortion bill she didn't love.

Delauro, Obama and Sebelius fully expect you—the American public—to believe them all and just go along with trashing the First Amendment over some supposed or even real "majority" poll vote? Sure, let's.

Let's just eliminate freedom of religion altogether, why don't we? It doesn't matter that it's one of the major reasons we broke off from Mother England (for those who've forgotten their own history). That was so two-centuries-ago! Time to get with the times, just because some so-called majority believes no religion should be allowed to disagree with them or have a right to its own original set of inconvenient morals any longer.

Which religion shall we gut next? Islam? Protestantism? Judaism? Chinese Buddhism? All are now fair game in this "country."

But wait, there's more: about those "polls" that Delauro, Obama, Sebelius and their media lapdogs keep "quoting" about "Catholic voters"? Isn't it fascinating how no media is giving any of us the sources or supposed "facts" on those unnamed polls?

That’s because they're the polls done by firms including Belden Russonello and Stewart, who are PAID by no less than eight—count 'em, 8! —pro-abortion groups including the biggest abortion provider in the U.S., Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and 7 others including Americans for UNFPA, Catholics for Choice, Center for Reproductive Rights (their 2003 internal strategy memo was leaked, revealing that they focused on incorrect, biased statistics on the number of deaths from illegal abortions—provided by the Alan Guttmacher Institute, the research arm of Planned Parenthood—in order to secure a worldwide right to abortion), IPAS, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation (they financed development and marketing of the morning-after-pill Plan B), International Women's Health Coalition, and Population Connection/Zero Population Growth.

By the way, Catholics for a Free Choice and Population Connection also were cosponsors of the 2004 March For Choice. All the pro-abortion hands wash all the others.

And by now, even high schoolers know that if you pay for a survey, you're going to get the results you're paying for.

That now three-year-old Catholics for Choice 2009 "survey" sample of 923 so-called "Catholics" was provided by a firm called Knowledge Networks, which gets its "poll-takers" by sending them crisp dollar bills in the mail and paying them even more to take part in surveys. Imagine that: getting money to take part in a survey, without any real proof required that you actually are a Catholic, never mind a faithful, practicing one. How many Americans do you think would say they were Catholic just to make a little easy money for a survey such as that? I've been a part of consumer surveys such as those of Knowledge Networks. Most people lie on those questionnaires to qualify for the survey, and they take the money and run, and no one cares or changes a thing. I've sat in roomfuls of such people.

In that 2009 "Catholics for Choice national survey" of "Catholic Voters," the only descriptive of the 923 polled in their report is this: "47% of [them] attend Catholic mass at least once a month."

This means that 47% are not really practicing Catholics. This is not to condemn them, but simply stating a fact: practicing Catholics attend Mass every week, not "at least once a month."

In a 2005 article brazenly entitled "Understanding Catholic Voters" and published in a Catholic For Choice magazine [cue the eyeballs spinning in my head], that sampling firm's principals, John Russonello and Kate Stewart, even give themselves away:
"The Catholic vote is mainly a secular or cultural block of voters. Less than half of Catholic voters (46%) say they attend mass at least once a week, and 53% report attending less often or never."
The simple fact, then, is that at least between 47% and 53% of what these pollsters define as "Catholic voters" are really—at best—just Catholic in name only, and at worst—not Catholic at all! They are neither truly practicing Catholics, nor are they representative of such.

Just like Rosa Delauro, Kathleen Sebelius, et.al., themselves. Quelle surprise.

Neither Delauro, nor Sebelius, nor any of those "polls" actually represent real Catholic voters.

Later the report tries to dismiss whether practicing one's Catholic faith qualifies one as a Catholic:
"Frequency of mass attendance is not a strong driver of views on this issue, but ideology is. Overall, 53% of Catholic voters who attend mass frequently disagree with Obama’s plan, but this is largely related to the fact that a plurality of frequent mass attendees are politically conservative (44%, versus 18% who are liberals and 38% moderates). Among frequent attendees, 77% of the conservatives disagree with Obama, 42% of moderates, and only 15% of liberals."
CFC had BRS do another "survey" in 2000; this time it was of "1,003 Catholic likely voters". As in: "likely Catholics"? Or "likely voters"? That report doesn't specify whatsoever what is meant. Their summary this time conveniently says absolutely nothing about how the sample was sought or selected.

Yet Delauro, Obama and Sebelius quote these so-called "polls" as though they are "gospel truth." And those who want to believe them swallow this unscientific malarkey hook line and sinker.

Where is the media fine tooth comb now? Where is the due diligence, fact-checking now?

The more recent polls, by PPP, PRRI and Democrat-policy-strategist-posing-as-independent-pollster Celinda Lake, give no information whatsoever about the "Catholicity" of the so-called Catholics to whom they posed their cleverly-worded poll questions. The heavily-reported Public Policy Polling one and the one by Hart Research Associates also can just be dismissed outright: both were "commissioned by Planned Parenthood."

Celinda Lake once worked for EMILY'S LIST, for cryin' out loud. Honestly, people, no one can call her an independent pollster or take anything her firm does seriously.

The basic point is, these pollsters asked a couple hundred to 400 random someones raised as a Catholic who aren't really practicing their faith any longer. Of course they're going to say they're "Catholic voters". They get to influence what the ignorant think about "what the Catholic church really thinks" in this country, by doing so.

That does not make them representative of truly practicing Catholics, though, no matter that the mainstream media and big-name pollster groups say they are.

So now, because of unscrupulous pollsters and even more shameful media in cahoots to bring down the Catholic Church and its faithful, we have a church about to be forced against its religious beliefs to hand out birth control and morning-after-pills (both harmful to women but Plan B is between 10 to 30 times the dosage of the birth control drug that is classified internationally as "possibly carcinogenic to humans" and one of its mechanisms is post-conception therefore abortifacient: keeping "the uteruine lining thin and inhospitable for implantation (the burrowing of the fertilized egg into the uterine lining)."

This from Google Books digital imaging: (click it to open it in another tab or window, then click it again to enlarge it) "Just as postnatal age begins at birth, prenatal age begins at fertilization...Clinicians do have to acknowledge that a woman does not become pregnant during the LMP [last normal menstrual period], or during ovulation, but exclusively after conception."

[More NAQs (Never-Asked Questions) and published, peer-reviewed research studies and refuting major columnists' ignorance of the science involved with birth control and MAPs found at these links.]

Coming next? Forcing all Catholic hospitals to not only do abortions, but to do them all for FREE too, first for their employees, then for e v e r y o n e .

If the U.S.-version of "The Catholic Church" doesn't wake up and stop bedding down with Obama and the left, it might as well just close up shop right now. And if "The Church" keeps letting the media identify false "Catholic voters" as if they are real Catholic voters, then the hierarchy will have no one but itself to blame for the loss of true Catholics' religious freedom in this country.

I know churchfuls of people who disagree with those inane polls. Churchfuls of people who believe what Catholics believe. These are the Catholic voters.



HT: to Jim Vicevitch, his continuing coverage of the issue at RadioViceOnline.com and for asking the question, "What about those polls, anyway?"
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