Sunday, February 01, 2009

Fight FOCA

I'm grateful for how forcefully the priests in the Diocese of Reno have come out against the Freedom of Choice Act, the signing of which Barack Obama told Planned Parenthood would be his first act as President. As a result, we Catholics are inundating the offices of Senator Harry Reid, Senator John Ensign, and Congressman Dean Heller with post cards urging them not to pass this measure which would roll back all state restrictions on abortion, from waiting periods to parental notification to conscientious objection. It would codify Roe v. Wade as the law of the land. I was so pleased to hear the priests at St. Thomas Aquinas Church speak so forcefully against FOCA from the pulpit, I applauded them . . . even though applause is inappropriate for Mass.

Why do we have to do this? Because to Obama and the vast majority of Democrats, killing babies is a right. How much more evidence do we need to show how anti-life this President is? More than those who voted for him -- especially Catholics -- want to hear.

On Father Z's blog is a note from a congressional staffer who thinks Obama could be luring us pro-lifers into a "FOCA trap." The President could be using the Bill Clinton triangulation ploy of promoting something so extreme, then opposing it and appearing moderate, only to quietly pass increments of the anti-life agenda.

Looking at that link above from Obama's own website, the staffer's argument could be supported in that Obama was saying those things -- and his promise to PP -- just to get elected. But I don't think so. He believes he has the mandate to make all this happen, and if he can finagle a way to get a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate, he can pass pretty much anything he wants. He wants FOCA passed so he can "end the culture wars," which must never end as long as innocent babies are slaughtered every day.

I also call upon the Republicans in Washington to ignore the calls for "unity" at any cost now that The One is President, and stand firm in what they know to be right. For years they've fallen into a different trap, the one of If We're Nice To Democrats, They'll Like Us. It hasn't happened until now; why should the next time be any different?

Fight the good fight, folks. Fight FOCA.

2 comments:

Marilena said...

i agree that people ought to fight foca. too many people don't give a hoot about the unborn. that is beyond sad. our society has totally degraded in the last 100 years to the point of collapse morally, ethically, and economically. its all bad. the only good outcome is the return of Christ when God wills it to be so. that is something we can definitely look forward to, but until that glorious day arrives, man needs to protect life, and protect the unborn. abortion is murder, plain and simple.

Dymphna (4HisChurch) said...

We just did a postcard campaign against foca at our parish. Barach Obama scares me to death.