FOCA – please pay attention!!!

This legislation is very dangerous. We need to pay attention to it and act accordingly. “FOCA” stands for the “Freedom of Choice Act” which many legislators, including Senator Obama, aim to pass soon. We must pray, become informed, inform others, and work hard to prevent its passage.

Here is a link to help you learn about it: http://nchla.org/actiondisplay.asp?ID=266

There is much more, but time constraints stop me here — for now. Please pray and work for this effort.

But before I go, I hope Cardinal Rigali won’t mind me including excerpts from this:

STATEMENT FOR RESPECT LIFE SUNDAY
Cardinal Justin F. Rigali
Chairman, USCCB Committee on Pro-life Activities
September 30, 2008

“…FOCA establishes abortion as a ‘fundamental right’ throughout the nine months of pregnancy, and forbids any law or policy that could “interfere” with that right or “discriminate” against it in public funding and programs. If FOCA became law, hundreds of reasonable, widely supported, and constitutionally sound abortion regulations now in place would be invalidated. Gone would be laws providing for informed consent, and parental consent or notification in the case of minors. Laws protecting women from unsafe abortion clinics and from abortion practitioners who are not physicians would be overridden. Restrictions on partial-birth and other late-term abortions would be eliminated. FOCA would knock down laws protecting the conscience rights of nurses, doctors, and hospitals with moral objections to abortion, and force taxpayers to fund abortions throughout the United States.
           
We cannot allow this to happen. We cannot tolerate an even greater loss of innocent human lives. We cannot subject more women and men to the post-abortion grief and suffering that our counselors and priests encounter daily in Project Rachel programs across America. …”

His full statement is at http://www.usccb.org/comm/archives/2008/08-141.shtml.

Thanks to the Respect Life Office in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph (Missouri) for publishing such a helpful newsletter drawing attention to the cardinal’s statement! I don’t live in that diocese, but find their information worthwhile and am glad to receive their email newsletter. Treat yourself with a visit to their Web site for much more information: http://respectlife.diocese-kcsj.org/respectlife/. And please let me know of other diocesan Web sites that are good models of “Respect Life” activity. 🙂

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One Response to “FOCA – please pay attention!!!”

  1. Samantha Says:

    Thanks for the article!

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