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Family Research Council Stages Letter Campaign Against Chris Matthews

The Family Research Council is staging a letter campaign against comments MSNBC’s Chris Matthews made on last Tuesday’s Harball regarding the nomination of Kathleen Sebelius for Secretary of Health and Human Services.

“Is she going to get through the terrorism of the anti-abortion people?” Matthews asked his guests. “I mean verbal terrorism…” he went on to say. FRC alleges Matthews “called pro-life groups and individuals ‘terrorists’” because they oppose her nomination.

Dear Mr. Matthews,

Pro-life activists are not terrorists.

To equate individuals and groups who fight for the right to life of our most defenseless citizens with terrorists is regrettable. I hope you refrain from doing so in the future.

We in the pro-life community stand against the Sebelius nomination because she has shown herself to be radically opposed to any check on abortion. It is our right and our duty to speak out against this nomination.

FRC’s info to readers and the Hardball clip that started it all below.


On Tuesday, March 3, MSNBC host Chris Matthews called pro-life groups and individuals “terrorists” because they oppose the Kathleen Sebelius nomination for Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Is it Mr. Matthews’ opinion that pro-lifers are terrorists because they oppose a nominee with views that are diametrically opposed to most of America? A nominee so radical it is difficult–impossible–to find an instance when she stood up as an elected official in support of life.

Does Mr. Matthews want pro-life groups to remain silent on a nominee who voted to weaken and eliminate measures like parental notification and waiting periods? A nominee who directed funds away from programs that support women and towards abortionists like Planned Parenthood.

Mr. Matthews should know better.

We have every right as citizens to object to a nominee who as governor hosted a private reception at the governor’s mansion for the notorious late term abortionist George Tiller and his staff, and worked hard to block criminal charges against Tiller.

It is our duty to educate our fellow citizens about a nominee for an influential cabinet position whose views on abortion and health-care reform are radically outside the mainstream.

Please e-mail Chris Matthews today. Standing against abortion-embracing public officials is a moral virtue.

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