September 17, 2009
What to Watch: Pro-life Reaction to Baucus Proposal
Here are the items we're watching today:
A Rasmussen Reports survey suggests that 48 percent believe any government-subsidized health care plan should be prohibited from covering abortion while 13 percent believe a plan should be required to cover it. Thirty-two percent of those surveyed favor a more neutral approach with no requirements in either direction.
-- The president of Notre Dame plans to participate in the March for Life in January in Washington, D.C. John I. Jenkins took heat after the school invited President Obama to speak at commencement and gave him an honorary doctorate.
-- A mayoral candidate in Florida faces scrutiny over his creationism beliefs.
-- History nuts might enjoy this item. A man is expected to sell one of 32 copies of "the Bible of the Revolution" for at least $40,000. Here's more from the Washington Post.
This endorsement by the secular of the spiritual would have been a flagrant violation of the church/state divide -- but it was nine years before that concept would be codified and ratified in the First Amendment.
On Thursday, at a rare book auction in Manhattan, the 59-year-old retired real estate developer, a self-described devout Christian who avoids affiliation with any denomination and deeply dislikes "political Christians," is selling one of his copies.