President Obama Breaks Faith with Women

Statement of NOW President Terry O’Neill

March 21, 2010

The National Organization for Women is incensed that President Barack Obama agreed today to issue an executive order designed to appease a handful of anti-choice Democrats who have held up health care reform in an effort to restrict women’s access to abortion. Through this order, the president has announced he will lend the weight of his office and the entire executive branch to the anti-abortion measures included in the Senate bill, which the House is now prepared to pass.

President Obama campaigned as a pro-choice president, but his actions today suggest that his commitment to reproductive health care is shaky at best. Contrary to language in the draft of the executive order and repeated assertions in the news, the Hyde Amendment is not settled law — it is an illegitimate tack-on to an annual must-pass appropriations bill. NOW has a longstanding objection to Hyde and, in fact, was looking forward to working with this president and Congress to bring an end to these restrictions. We see now that we have our work cut out for us far beyond what we ever anticipated. The message we have received today is that it is acceptable to negotiate health care on the backs of women, and we couldn’t disagree more.

Thousands March in Washington DC Anti-War March

While the racist Neo-Nazi teabaggers got all the news coverage for engaging in storm trooper tactics that included calling African-American Congressman John Lewis a n****r and gay Congressman Barney Frank a f****t there were other people marching in Washington.

Real Americans led by Cindy Sheehan and World Can’t Wait

By MATTHEW BARAKAT, Associated Press Writer Matthew Barakat, Associated Press Writer Sat Mar 20, 7:30 pm ET

WASHINGTON – Thousands of protesters — many directing their anger squarely at President Barack Obama — marched through the nation’s capital Saturday to urge immediate withdrawal of troops from Iraq and Afghanistan.

At least eight people, including activist Cindy Sheehan, were arrested by U.S. Park Police at the end of the march, after laying coffins at a fence outside the White House. Friday marked the seventh anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.

Continue reading at:  http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100320/ap_on_re_us/us_anti_war_protest

The real question we should be asking and demanding an answer from the MSM is:  why does the Neo-Nazi Teabagger Movement get all the ink while the anti-war and progressive movement gets ignored?

Pope apologizes for priests’ child sex abuse

Pleads to keep the jewelry, satin dresses and red Prada pumps.
Time to disestablish Catholicism.  The con game is some 1700 years old and has murdered and enslaved more people than Hitler, Stalin, and Mao combined.  These crimes are only the latest in a long list of crimes against humanity.
By Agence France-Presse
Saturday, March 20th, 2010 — 6:50 pm

Pope Benedict XVI apologised Saturday for Irish priests’ child sex abuse in a letter with far-reaching implications, but victims said it was not enough to address the growing scandal.The pastoral letter, which came with the sex abuse scandal having spread to several countries, including the pope’s native Germany, also said Irish bishops had “failed” in addressing the problem.

“You have suffered grievously and I am truly sorry,” the pope said in the long-awaited letter to Irish Catholics to be read in all Irish dioceses, in which he also expressed “shame and remorse.”

Continue reading at: http://rawstory.com/2010/03/pope-apologises-priests-child-sex-abuse/