Monday, November 24, 2008

Fight FOCA

A practicing Catholic educator sent the following.

"FOCA (the freedom of choice act)is senate bill S1173 and house bill HR1964. The full text of the senate bill can be read at:

"You will see that the bill puts into law what is now just a court ruling. It would effectively REPLACE Roe v Wade. The judiciary should just interpret laws and the Supreme Court, in the Roe v Wade decision, discovered a constitutional right that does not exist in the Constitution. When FOCA becomes law, the courts do not have to make up a right or a law, it WILL BE the law of the land.

"Candidate N. promised: "The first thing I'd do as president is sign the Freedom of Choice Act. That's the first thing that I'd do." -- Senator N., speaking to the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, July 17, 2007.

"Perhaps he will change his mind. Perhaps the Democrats will decide not to pass the law. I sure hope so!...but I would not bet on it. With the economy in a bad shape, it is easiest to pass laws that cost nothing...except for the blood and broken bodies of children.

"It is much easier to stop a law from being passed than to try to have it repealed at some later date. My guess is that if just half the Catholics in this country were to sign the petition to stop FOCA, the law will probably not pass. My expectation is that not enough people will get involved and that the law will be enacted. Regardless, we must do all we can otherwise the blood of those children will be on our hands."

Sign the petition by Americans United for Life to stop FOCA here.

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