Tom McFeely is the National Catholic Register’s News Editor. He lives in British Columbia.
In less than an hour, I’ll be listening in on President Barack Obama’s BlogTalkRadio discussion about his health-care reform plans. But while this event is being organized by religious groups who purport to represent the “American Faith Community,” the groups are all pro-Obama, and, consequently, it’s doubtful he’ll face any hard questions about the health-care reform bill’s abortion mandate and other anti-life elements in the reform plan that are objectionable to faithful Catholics.
So in order to ensure those pro-life issues are discussed intelligently and accurately today, the http://www.sba-list.org/site/c.ddJBKJNsFqG/b.4009925/k.BE63/Home.htm has organized a “Keeping Faith with the Unborn” national health-care teletownhall.
Running from 8:50 p.m.- 10:20 p.m. Eastern time tonight, it will feature the group’s president, Marjorie Dannenfelser, along with Marilyn Musgrave, former Colorado congresswoman and current director of the Susan B. Anthony List’s “Votes Have Consequences” project, and Reps. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and Virginia Foxx, R-N.C.
According to a press release about the teletownhall, “’Keeping the Faith with the Unborn’ is a national teletownhall to motivate pro-life activists to make their voice heard in the health-care reform debate. Over 320,000 identified pro-life voters in key states will be invited to participate in the call. Hosts will take questions about the health-care debate and offer a pro-life alternative to President Obama’s scheduled health-care conference calls with the ‘American Faith Community’ today and Organizing for America tomorrow.”
While the teletownhall is not open to the general public, a recording of the event will be made available on Friday morning.