NCHLA Postcard Campaign

Your diocesan Social Justice or Pro-Life Office has received the information below about FOCA and may have already established a parish campaign.  However, those in disability ministry and parish advocates might not have been made aware of this important campaign so we decided to send the information directly to you.  Check with your diocesan partners in ministry to coordinate and collaborate with them or to start your own campaign if they have not done so.

The "Freedom of Choice Act" (FOCA) was most recently introduced as S. 1173, H.R. 1964 in the 110th Congress. This act declares that it is the policy of the United States that every woman has the "fundamental right" to terminate a pregnancy. The act prohibits government at every level (federal, state, and local) from "interfering" with a woman's right to choose, and from "discriminating" against the exercise of this right.  During the campaign, President-elect Obama indicated that he would sign the legislation should it be passed by Congress.

 The Catholic bishops of the United States have unanimously called us to prayer and action to prevent passage of the radical "Freedom of Choice Act" (FOCA) and to oppose other attempts to overturn existing pro-life laws and policies. This year, our voices are needed more than ever.

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