Attention: Clergy and Pro-Life CoordinatorsI hope many other dioceses, parishes and organization will also take part.
In regards to the opposition of the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA)
During this Christmas season, as we celebrate the birth of Jesus, we are in awe of how God became one of us, humbling Himself to the point of being a child, vulnerable before and after birth. We are reminded that every life is precious and deserves protection from conception to natural death.
We are facing a serious threat to pro-life policies in the “Freedom of Choice Act.” This bill if passed would create a right to abortion the government could not limit and bring about a national abortion policy far worse than the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision. For the first time, abortion would be an entitlement the government must fund and promote. Citizens would lose the freedom they have now to enact even modest regulation of the abortion industry. This bill would override state regulations in regard to abortions. Parents would no longer have the right to be involved in their minor daughter’s abortion decision and state’s would be forced to allow partial-birth abortions.
In order to make our opposition to the Freedom of Choice Act heard, the Diocese of Austin is participating in a national postcard campaign. Postcards will be sent to our senators and representatives after the inauguration of our president. The target day for this event is the weekend of Jan. 24-25, 2009. You will soon receive information on how to order postcards for your parish, how they might be distributed and mailed and resources for promoting and educating in regards to this campaign. Now is the time to begin preparing for this campaign.
Thank you for your commitment to uphold the dignity of life.
Monday, December 15, 2008
FOCA Postcard Campaign
From The Diocese of Austin.