Anti-Health-Care-Reform Claims Gone Wild
By Jacqueline L. Salmon
Religious groups are throwing around the rhetoric hot 'n heavy on health-care reform. The latest missive comes from the conservative group, the Pray in Jesus Name Project, an organization run by former Navy chaplain James Gordon Klingenschmidt.
An e-mail to subscribers of the conservative Web site Humanevents.com has this provocative headline: "Grandmas and Unborn Babies Face Extermination by Obama's 'Health' Care Plan."
It goes on to claim that euthanasia of the elderly is the "first result" of the health-care package. (The Post's Ceci Connolly has debunked that claim.) That taxpayer funded abortion will be available in the health-care package (not according to the Associated Press). A claim I haven't heard before: that Obama will remove Christian prayers and symbols from Government-run hospitals. It doesn't cite the health-care reform package, and I can't find where it's getting its information for that assertion. Maybe somebody can help me here.
The group is soliciting donations for a fax campaign aimed at the 52 Blue Dog Democrats and all 100 Senators asking them to vote against health-care reform.
It's wild out there, folks.
Jacqueline L. Salmon
August 10, 2009; 9:45 AM ET
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