Blog Template Theology of the Body: Christians Praying Against the Freedom of Choice Act: Novena begins Sunday, January 11

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Christians Praying Against the Freedom of Choice Act: Novena begins Sunday, January 11

The following request has begun circulating among American Catholics, because the so-called Freedom of Choice Act enhances neither freedoms nor choices, but rather radically compromises every intrinsic right to life, liberty, and worship:

If you are apposed to abortion then there is bad news on the horizon. For those of you who do not know, the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) is set to be signed if congress passes it on January 21-22 of 2009. The FOCA is the next sick chapter in the book of abortion. If made a law then all limitations on abortion will be lifted which will result in the following:

1) All hospitals, including Catholic hospitals will be required to perform abortions upon request. If this happens Bishops vow to close down all Catholic hospitals, more then 30% of all hospitals in the United

2) Partial birth abortions would be legal and have no limitations.

3) All U.S. tax payers would be funding abortions.

4) Parental notification will no longer be required.

5) The number of abortions will increase by a minimum of 100,000 annually.

6) To pray at an abortion clinic may be deemed criminal.

Perhaps most importantly, the U.S. government will now have control in the issue of abortion. This could result in a future amendment that would force women by law to have abortions in certain situations (rape,
down syndrome babies, etc) and could even regulate how many children women are allowed to have. Needless to say this information is disturbing, but sadly true.

As Catholics, as Protestant Christians, or merely as those who would stand against the needles killing of innocent children, we must stand as one. We must stop this horrific act before it becomes a law.

The Plan:

To say a novena (9 days of prayer ) along with fasting starting on January 11th. For Catholics, the prayer of choice will be the rosary with intentions to stop the FOCA.

For non-Catholics, we encourage you to pray your strongest prayers with the same intentions, also
for nine consecutive days. The hope is that this will branch and blossom as to become a global effort with maximum impact. We have very little time so we all must act.

May God bless you all!