Thursday, November 13, 2008

Freedom of Choice Act

LifeNews reported Meeting on the second day of their annual conference, the nation's Catholic bishops urged an aggressive campaign to oppose the pro-abortion bill expected to be the centerpiece of the Barack Obama administration. They also mentioned concerns about Catholic hospitals being forced to do abortions.
No doctor and no hospital shuld be forced to do a procedure they don't want to do.
The FOCA bill, known as the Freedom of Choice Act, is the number one goal of abortion advocates, who feel emboldened by Obama's election.

It would not only make unlimited abortions throughout pregnancy a national law but it would overturn the laws in all 50 states designed to reduce abortions.
The states should be able to decide for themselves.
... The bishops also expressed concern about FOCA because it could overturn protections for Catholic hospitals that don't want to do abortions. Some of the bishops, during the discussion, went as far as saying the Catholic Church should be willing to close some health facilities rather them allow them to be subject to a mandate to do abortions from the Obama administration.
Good for them. Many Catholic hospitals provide health care for the poor. It would be interesting if Congress makes it harder for the poor t get Health Care just because they want to kill more babies.
Auxiliary Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Chicago spoke up about the threats to Catholic health care under the bill. “It could mean discontinuing obstetrics in our hospitals, and we may need to consider taking the drastic step of closing our Catholic hospitals entirely,” Paprocki said. “It would not be sufficient to withdraw our sponsorship or to sell them to someone who would perform abortions. That would be a morally unacceptable cooperation in evil.”
I hope they have the balls to do just that.
“I do not think I’m being alarmist in considering such drastic steps,” he said. “We need to respond in a morally appropriate, responsible fashion.”
God Bless you, Bishop.
During the campaign, Obama promised the bill would be the first he would sign as president. The FOCA measure would overturn state laws such as bans on taxpayer-funding of abortion, parental notification and consent, informed consent for women, and conscience protections for medical facilities and personnel.
Those are all reasonable restrictions, and they are things the residents of those states want. Why should the federal goverment override their wishes.
Experts say FOCA could increase abortions as much as 125,000 per year.
There are too many now.

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