November 29, 2008
Will Obama Forget FOCA? Should Parents FightFOCA?
So Obama keeps Bush man Gates as SecDef. Some hints at not raising taxes. Wants to reduce abortion.
Is Obama governing like a, gasp, Republican?
Will Obama not push for the so called “Freedom of Choice Act” FOCA?
Obama might surrender in Iraq and to Iran even with Gates, but Obama will never surrender on FOCA.
Three reasons why Obama will fight for FOCA,
Obama will sign whatever Reid-Pelosi pass thru congress.
Obama will not veto FOCA. He does not have the political capital nor the political will to resist. Planned Parenthood paid too much money to be ignored. Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood will earn her million dollar W-2. And Hillary will not let him forget FOCA.
Obama will keep his campaign promise.
FOCA will be the first legislation Obama will sign. When Your Business Blogger(R) did a tour of duty in government the fixed point, guiding star were Campaign Promises. They were a matter a public record and private integrity. If the candidate promised, The Honorable delivered.
But, then again, I worked for a Republican…
Abortion is the religious sacrament of The Party of Death.
The religion of the abortionists appears in the book, The Sacrament of Abortion by pro-abortion Ginette Paris and Joanna Mott
The Alert Reader would well know that abortion is a religious tenet of the Democrat party. To proselytize for the abortionists is, well, Biblical:
Steven Ertelt, Editor of LifeNews.com reports,
Detractors Downplay Pro-Abortion FOCA Bill’s Reach, Say Pro-Lifers Exaggerate
Kathryn Jean Lopez, the editor of National Review Online, responded Tuesday to the attempts to downplay the concerns about FOCA.
“Though it’s often referred to as a mere codification of Roe, FOCA, as currently drafted, actually goes well beyond that,” she explains.
She quotes information from pro-abortion Sen. Barbara Boxer who, in a statement on her web site, explains that FOCA would nullify all existing laws and regulations that limit abortion in any way, up to the time of fetal viability.
“While there is strenuous debate among legal experts on the matter, many believe the act would invalidate the freedom-of-conscience laws on the books in 46 states,” Lopez said.
Yes, parents should continue to FightFOCA.
Please sign the petition.
Pro-Abortion Melinda Henneberger from Slate writes,
Lose-Lose on Abortion; Obama’s threat to Catholic hospitals and their very serious counterthreat,
There are also serious questions about whether FOCA as currently drafted exceeds congressional authority. But when Obama was campaigning on FOCA, he didn’t say anything about wanting to change it.
The FOCA fight will continue.
Thank you (foot)notes:
Please note The Warner Family. And see what four fun kids would look like.
of Abortion Post details: Fight FOCA!
Read what An Huynh said, in Fighting FOCA.
Ou phoneuseis teknon en phthora (“Thou shalt not murder by abortion”)
Didache, late first or early second century, AD. (Yes, Anno Domini, Latin for The Year Of Our Lord, NOT CE Common Era)
Read an Amazon reviewer’s comment on the confusion of abortion and The Sacrament of Abortion at the jump,
From an Amazon commenter on Sacrament,
“This is a book that challenges you to think and to open your mind. I still don’t know precisely where I agree and disagree with her, but many years after reading “The Sacrament of Abortion,” I am still thinking about what Paris had to say still agreeing and disagreeing and that makes this book far more valuable to me than most books I have read.
Ginette Paris goes right to the heart of one of the scariest and most difficult issues in the world today: abortion. She shows a courage, bordering on recklessness in confronting the issue. Paris doesn’t glorify abortion as a ritual sacrifice, she sees the decision about whether or not to carry a child as a sacred decision which involves life, death, love, motherhood, sexuality and the origins of each humans’ existence on earth. Paris suggests that no one should take the decision lightly. Having an abortion without truly considering the weight and significance of the decision is wrong, a violation of a sacred bond – but so is taking the decision away from a woman. Abortion is not a sterile choice. When a woman has an abortion, something sacred – something of value is destroyed. Yet, sometimes abortion can be the right choice. For Paris, a woman who chooses to have a child – when that child will clearly and obviously suffer a damaged, limited and wounded life has made the wrong maternal decision. No one should decide for the woman according to Paris, but there is a moral obligation for the woman to choose wisely.
Paris says that debates about the viability of the fetus are far too materialistic. Viability means more than just the ability to live outside the womb, viability should be seen socially and relationally. If I am to be a mother, I should consider: is there a community ready to embrace this child? Is there a world that I can prepare for this child so that s/he will thrive? Who will name and love the baby?
Ginette Paris also comments on how comfortable many of us are with singing the praises of men who fight and kill in war, or fights for honor. Society honors wise men who decide when to kill another and when to spare a life… yet we are so uncomfortable with the idea that a pregnant woman might make the same kind of decision about the life growing within her that we can’t think straight about it. It is either an evil murder of an innocent, or a choice about a minor surgical procedure. Paris says it is neither. The reception that her book received shows how hard it is for us to think straight about the issue.”