Saturday, March 07, 2009

Freedom of Choice Act

On the campaign trail Obama said "the first thing I'd do as president is sign the Freedom of Choice Act." This act would override and eliminate any state restrictions on abortion (such as partial birth abortion and parental consent) and would also remove protections for physicians that don't want to perform abortions and force all hospitals to perform abortions

The Catholic church says it may close all of its 624 U.S. hospitals if this legislation passes. Bishop Thomas Paprocki said that if FOCA becomes law, "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."

The Catholic church operates 13% of the country's 5,000 hospitals and employs 600,000 people. There's also the possibility the church would engage in civil disobedience. Better yet, let's pray that Congress stands up the president. Is there any doubt that Obama is the most virulently pro-abortion president we've ever seen?

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