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  • Biden-Ryan Versus Obama on Abortion Policy

    10/10/2012 5:44:29 PM PDT · by lbryce · 9 replies
    National Right to Life ^ | October 10, 2012 | Douglas Johnson
    WASHINGTON (October 10, 2012) -- On October 9, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) disseminated an email alert, urging its supporters nationwide to lobby ABC News correspondent Martha Raddatz, who will moderate the October 11 debate between Vice President Joe Biden and the Republican nominee for vice president, Congressman Paul Ryan. In the alert, Jennifer Dalven, who is the director of the ACLU "Reproductive Freedom Project," complained that the abortion issue did not come up during the first presidential debate on October 3. She asked readers to send an email to Raddatz to urge that she press for answers "straight...
  • Obama makes good on his threats to the Catholic Church

    03/02/2011 8:40:21 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 16 replies ^ | MARCH 2ND, 2011 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    In January 2009 Barack Obama and his Marxist Congress had a choice. They could ram through the Freedom Of Choice Act (FOCA) appeasing the abortion hungry Left or let it sit while they rammed through “more important items” like Obamacare and Card Check to appease their union masters. Their sense of the situation told them they probably couldn’t do both. Now after a series of stinging defeats on Card Check and the ever dimming chances of Obamacare actually happening, Obama has run back to safe territory. He has off FOCA’s Conscious Clause. Obviously Obama’s political handlers have concluded there are...
  • RomneyCare Redux (IBD Exclusive Series: Government-Run Healthcare: A Prescription For Failure)

    08/24/2009 5:13:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies · 808+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 24, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Reform: If Massachusetts is any guide, the passage of ObamaCare is almost certain to increase demand and worsen the shortage of doctors. Access to health care doesn't mean much if there's no doctor to provide it.Suppose health care reform passes and all are insured, by force or otherwise. The U.S. will be short 124,400 front-line physicians by 2025, according to the Association of Medical Colleges. That does not include the 15,585 new primary-care providers the administration plan is estimated to require. The Massachusetts reforms enacted in 2006, designed to provide universal coverage, provide an insight into what we might expect...
  • Catholics Step Up Fight Against 'Unacceptable' Healthcare Bill

    08/22/2009 1:10:20 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 8 replies · 523+ views ^ | August 21, 2009 | John Rossomando
    The immensity of the nation’s Catholic healthcare system could add clout for Catholic bishops as they advance their opposition to healthcare reform as proposed now. The Catholic Church demonstrated its legislative influence this year when it threatened to close Catholic hospitals if the Freedom of Choice Act passed, which effectively scuttled plans to introduce the legislation. The legislation would have defined abortion as a “fundamental right” and nullified conscience protections for healthcare providers. The Catholic health network includes 624 hospitals, 499 long-term nursing facilities, and 41 hospices nationwide, including 11 of the nation’s largest healthcare systems, according to the Catholic...
  • Catholic Bishops Tell House: Health-Care Bill is ‘Unacceptable’ Due to Pro-Abortion Mandates

    08/22/2009 12:43:33 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 6 replies · 554+ views ^ | August 21, 2009 | Edwin Mora
    The nation’s Catholic bishops have told Congress that they oppose H.R. 3200, America’s Affordable Health Choices Act, as it currently stands, because the health-care reform bill would mandate funding and insurance coverage for abortion. In an August 11 letter to members of the House of Representatives, Cardinal Justin Rigali, chairman of the pro-life committee of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (U.S.C.C.B.), told lawmakers that health-care reform must “respect human life and rights of conscience in the context of abortion.” “Much-needed reform must not become a vehicle for promoting an ‘abortion rights’ agenda or reversing longstanding policies against federal funding...
  • Catholics Fight Against Abortion in Obamacare Bills

    08/18/2009 7:38:54 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 17 replies · 934+ views ^ | August 17, 2009 | John Rossomando
    Roman Catholic leaders are stepping up their fight against the Obama administration’s healthcare plans, urging their faithful nationwide to contact legislators to protest abortion provisions in Democratic bills. Catholics who attended Mass Sunday in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, for example, received weekly bulletins with a call to action from Cardinal Justin Rigali, head of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' pro-life committee. The archdiocese, one of the largest in the nation, serves 1.45 million Catholics. “While this legislation is still in draft form, the request for action at the local level is imperative,” the cardinal wrote. “[W]e must take...
  • Health Care Debate: Putting the Catholic back in Catholic Action

    08/18/2009 4:03:13 AM PDT · by tcg · 4 replies · 791+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 8/18/09 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    Catholic Christians never fit in with the “the religious right.” I maintain it is because some of the otherwise conservative or “neo-conservative” political positions which came along with the package did not comport with Catholic Social thought. Too often there was a failure to focus on the foundation of the entire Catholic Social vision, the dignity of every human life, and then operate in accordance with a hierarchy of values. However, what is becoming clear is that what is called “liberal” or “progressive” in contemporary political parlance is repugnant. It embraces the culture of death in its acceptance of intrinsic...
  • Stifling Health Choice

    08/18/2009 4:43:15 AM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 3 replies · 416+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 19, 2009 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Health Care: Lost in the kerfuffle about a pro-choice president being honored at the University of Notre Dame was the damage the Freedom of Choice Act might do to the nation's health care.Specifically, how many Catholic hospitals will close and how many Catholic doctors will quit if it becomes law? According to the Catholic Health Association, Catholic institutions make up 13% of the nation's nearly 5,000 hospitals, and employ more than 600,000 people. CHA says one of every six Americans hospitalized in the U.S. are cared for in a Catholic hospital. A lot of federal funds flow through the nation's...
  • The Devil in the details of Obama healthcare

    07/23/2009 8:03:40 AM PDT · by bdeaner · 3 replies · 499+ views
    Spero News ^ | 7/23/09 | Leonard Nelson III
    Last fall there was great concern among the United States Bishops about the possible passage of the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) and its threat to Catholic health care. President Obama had promised to sign FOCA during the campaign. If passed in the form it was most recently proposed, FOCA would have displaced current conscience legislation that protects Catholic hospitals from being forced to provide abortions. Some U.S. bishops indicated that passage of FOCA could result in the closure of Catholic hospitals. FOCA was not passed, but the Obama administration has moved ahead with the rescission of the conscience regulations...
  • Did President Obama Mislead The Holy Father?

    07/17/2009 3:41:24 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 17 replies · 648+ views ^ | July 17, 2009 | Deal Hudson
    In the late afternoon of July 1o, President Obama met privately with Pope Benedict XVI for just over 30 minutes. According to official Vatican spokesman Rev. Federico Lombardi, S.J., "The president explicitly expressed his commitment to reducing the numbers of abortions and to listen to the church's concern on moral issues." On July 13 in a Senate committee hearing, Sen. Barbara Mikulski was forced to admit under persistent questioning by Sen. Orrin Hatch that the new health-care bill includes abortion coverage. Planned Parenthood's Guttmacher Institute estimates government funding of abortion increases abortion by 20 to 35 percent. There were 1,206,200...
  • The Silent FOCA: Vast Abortion Expansion Slowly Coming to Light in Healthcare Package

    07/15/2009 10:59:17 AM PDT · by Pope Pius XII · 33 replies · 1,263+ views ^ | 14 July 2009 | Kathleen Gilbert
    Pro-life groups and lawmakers are continuing to raise the alarm over the healthcare reform package President Obama is aggressively pushing through both the House and the Senate. The groups are urging Americans to oppose the healthcare overhaul, as pro-abortion lawmakers are insisting that abortion must be included in the basic healthcare package that all public and private insurers will eventually be required to cover. Leading pro-life Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ) at a Washington press conference today questioned: "Why the rush to enact Mr. Obama's exceedingly expensive, complex and potentially ruinous health care restructuring plan without the benefit of comprehensive hearings...
  • Obama & Dishonor at Notre Dame - watch the magic TOTUS, ignore Obama's actions

    05/17/2009 3:53:14 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 60 replies · 2,161+ views
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | 17 May 2009 | Jeff Head
    OBAMA AND DISHONOR AT NOTRE DAME BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA is an avowed socialist, openly going about applying marxist dogma and principle to our free market and our nation as a whole. Now, at the commencment exercises at Notre Dame, Barack Hussein Obama was awarded an honorary law degree. The administration of the Catholic school indicated they had invited him there in a tradition of engagment and in the spirit of fair play letting his voice as President be heard. Sounds reasonable...but as with all things political there is great risk of how it sounds and how it plays out...
  • Protecting Medical Prof. Who Morally Oppose Abortion Is ‘Short-sighted,’ Democratic Senator Says

    05/03/2009 9:04:47 AM PDT · by blueyon · 24 replies · 1,062+ views ^ | April 30, 2009 | Penny Starr
    Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) told a gathering of pro-abortion activists that the Health and Human Services (HHS) regulations put in place by the Bush administration to protect medical professionals who work in institutions that receive federal funding and morally oppose certain practices, such as abortion, is “short-sighted” and should be rescinded by President Obama.
  • Rename FOCA? (vanity)

    05/01/2009 7:47:33 PM PDT · by impimp · 8 replies · 341+ views
    Who thinks that Obama will rename FOCA as the "Abortion Reduction Act", while not changing the body of the legislation? Who thinks that Rick Warren, the Catholic left, media etc. will swoon about Obama being pro-life after the legislation is renamed as identified above?
  • Text: Obama's response to CNN question on Notre Dame, FOCA and abortion

    04/30/2009 2:01:55 PM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies · 1,650+ views
    American Papist ^ | April 30, 2009 | Thomas Peters
    Last night during Obama's press conference Ed Henry of CNN asked an excellent question. Here is the text of the question and Barack Obama's response: CNN's Ed Henry: Thank you, Mr. President. In a couple of weeks, you're going to be giving the commencement at Notre Dame. And, as you know, this has caused a lot of controversy among Catholics who are opposed to your position on abortion. As a candidate, you vowed that one of the very things you wanted to do was sign the Freedom of Choice Act, which, as you know, would eliminate federal, state and...
  • Abortion bill not top priority -- Obama

    04/29/2009 9:59:00 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 20 replies · 1,614+ views
    UPI ^ | 4/29/09
    WASHINGTON, April 29 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama said Wednesday his position on abortion rights has been consistent but the Freedom of Choice Act is not among his top priorities. At his third prime-time news conference since assuming office 100 days ago, Obama said people on both sides of the issue must recognize abortion is both a moral and an ethical issue. He said people on the pro-choice side are mistaken when they say abortion is merely "about women's freedom" without recognizing any other considerations. "I'm pro-choice because I don't think women take that issue casually," he said. "Women...
  • New poll shows Obama is losing big on Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA)

    04/10/2009 6:09:10 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 12 replies · 853+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | April 10, 2009 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    By an overwhelming 87/13 Barack Obama is losing his battle to force FOCA on America The news about America’s feelings toward continuing the conscience clause in contacts between the government and medical professionals is good for the pro life community. It is a stunning rebuke for the pro abortion forces in the Obama Administration. If average Americans were asked to vote on FOCA today, the pro abortion Democrats would be thoroughly crushed. A March 23-25 survey conducted by The Polling Company revealed there is an overwhelming sentiment in favor of continuing the conscience clause which protects those who recognize doing...
  • Health care workers urge Obama not to rescind conscience rights

    04/08/2009 1:56:05 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies · 696+ views
    CNS ^ | April 8, 2009 | Dennis Sadowski
    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Dr. John T. Bruchalski would rather close the doors of his highly successful Fairfax, Va., medical practice than violate his conscience if he is forced to offer services that violate the basic tenets of his Catholic faith. A pro-life obstetrician and gynecologist whose Tepeyac Family Center delivered 629 babies in 2008, Bruchalski is concerned that a Department of Health and Human Services proposal to rescind a conscience protection regulation for health care workers would force him to perform abortions or, at the very least, refer patients to physicians who offer the procedure. Bruchalski told Catholic News Service...
  • Will Obama cite FOCA and arrest Catholic bishops who will not do abortions?

    04/07/2009 6:05:30 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 63 replies · 1,606+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | April 7, 2009 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    The showdown over the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) is coming. The Senate has rejected a conscience clause. Now Catholic hospitals can be forced to commit abortions. Democrats are caught between their pro-death supporters’ demands and attacking the Catholic Church. They will opt for the latter. FOCA will force Catholic bishops to choose between federal money and mortal sin, and saying “No!” to murders of convenience by closing their hospitals. They will opt for the latter. Aided by America’s Catholics, pro abortionists elected the most pro death president in history. Encouraged by this support Democrats are willing to confront Catholic...
  • Obama Forcing Pro-Life Physicians to Perform Abortions?

    04/02/2009 12:07:19 PM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 31 replies · 1,943+ views
    The Andrea Shea King Show ^ | April 2, 2009 | Andrea Shea King
    Tonight at 9 pm ET on The Andrea Shea King Show, we'll talk with a pro-life ob-gyn who says Obama intends to force physicians to perform abortions. The Obama Administration is quietly moving to test Catholic institutions with plans to rescind the US Department of Health and Human Service’s Conscience regulation – a regulation that protects healthcare workers against pressure or intimidation to perform medical procedures that go against their conscience such as abortion or euthanasia. “The Notre Dame debate surrounding President Obama’s invitation to deliver the commencement address is only the tip of the iceberg for those in...
  • Tens of Thousands Sign Petition Asking Notre Dame Not to Honor Pro-Abortion Obama

    03/24/2009 4:23:02 AM PDT · by Man50D · 133 replies · 3,147+ views ^ | March 24, 2009 | Edwin Mora
    Many American Catholics, including alumni and students of the University of Notre Dame, are expressing anger and profound disappointment at the school's decision to invite President Obama--who supports abortion on demand and legalized same-sex unions--to be the school's commencement speaker and to award him an honorary doctoral degree in law. Tens of thousands already have signed a petition aimed at persuading the president of Notre Dame to rescind the school's offer to Obama. On Friday afternoon, Notre Dame and the White House announced that the university had invited Obama to be the principal speaker at the university's May 17 commencement...
  • Three Cheers for Notre Dame (Barf alert, CINO alert)

    03/24/2009 6:21:23 AM PDT · by narses · 18 replies · 869+ views
    American Magazine ^ | 2009-03-23 09:35:47.0 | MICHAEL SEAN WINTERS
    The University of Notre Dame made twin announcements that President Barack Obama would be giving the commencement speech and Ambassador MaryAnn Glendon would be receiving the university’s Laetare Medal this past weekend. The first news about Obama came on Friday, and blogger extraordinaire Rocco Palmo broke the story about Glendon Saturday evening. Whoever devised this timing in the Notre Dame press office deserves a raise! Maybe even a bonus! The right wing of the Catholic Church was, as we noted on Saturday, up in arms within a twinkling of the eye over any honor being given to the President. Mr....
  • Fighting FOCA in the Land of Lincoln

    03/17/2009 6:48:04 AM PDT · by J. Rexmire · 190+ views
    From OneNewsNow... Illinois is the first battleground for a Freedom of Choice Act at the state level. The Illinois FOCA bill made it out of a House committee, sending it to the House floor. Eric Scheidler of the Pro-Life Action League tells OneNewsNow that success caught them by surprise. "I think the reason for that is that Planned Parenthood is pouring resources into supporting this bill," says the pro-life activist. "They see that they're not [likely] to get the national FOCA this time, so they're going to the states [and] they're dumping a lot of money and a lot...
  • Illinois “FOCA” Moves to House Floor - Would Eliminate All Abortion Restrictions in State

    03/15/2009 2:58:51 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies · 680+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | March 14, 2009 | Kathleen Gilbert
    An Illinois bill enshrining abortion as a "right" and introducing explicit sex education was approved by the Illinois House Human Services Committee yesterday in a 5-2 vote.HB 2354, proposed by state House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie, D-Chicago, states that the government shall not "deny or interfere with an individual’s right" to abortion and contraception. The bill would nullify or prevent all common-sense legal restrictions on abortion, including health and safety regulations for abortion facilities, informed consent, and parental notification laws.Dubbed "Illinois’ FOCA (Freedom of Choice Act)" by pro-life advocates, the bill calls for taxpayer funding of abortion and contraception,...
  • Illinois "FOCA" Moves to House Floor - Would Eliminate All Abortion Restrictions in State

    03/12/2009 1:49:27 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 21 replies · 766+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/12/09 | Kathleen Gilbert
    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, March 12, 2009 ( - An Illinois bill enshrining abortion as a "right" and introducing explicit sex education was approved by the Illinois House Human Services Committee yesterday in a 5-2 vote. HB 2354, proposed by state House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie, D-Chicago, states that the government shall not "deny or interfere with an individual's right" to abortion and contraception. The bill would nullify or prevent all common-sense legal restrictions on abortion, including health and safety regulations for abortion facilities, informed consent, and parental notification laws. Dubbed "Illinois' FOCA (Freedom of Choice Act)" by pro-life advocates, the...
  • So Much for the "Mythical" Freedom of Choice Act.

    03/09/2009 4:47:13 PM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 10 replies · 584+ views
    Inside ^ | March 9, 2009 | Deal Hudson
    "Many Democrats are wise enough to have a healthy fear of FOCA, the Freedom of Choice Act. Those on the religious left who support President Barack Obama are particularly sensitive to the symbolic power of FOCA to undercut their messaging about "abortion reduction." If FOCA were to cause much-beloved Catholic hospitals to begin shutting their doors, the political impact would be devastating. Thus, it came as no surprise several weeks ago when some of Obama's religious supporters began accusing pro-lifers -- particularly Catholics -- of using FOCA as a scare tactic when it had not yet been introduced into the...
  • So Much For the "Mythical" Freedom of Choice Act

    03/09/2009 2:34:30 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 8 replies · 808+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/9/09 | Deal W. Hudson
    March 9, 2009 ( - Many Democrats are wise enough to have a healthy fear of FOCA, the Freedom of Choice Act. Those on the religious left who support President Barack Obama are particularly sensitive to the symbolic power of FOCA to undercut their messaging about "abortion reduction." If FOCA were to cause much-beloved Catholic hospitals to begin shutting their doors, the political impact would be devastating.  Thus, it came as no surprise several weeks ago when some of Obama's religious supporters began accusing pro-lifers -- particularly Catholics -- of using FOCA as a scare tactic when it had...
  • "Stop FOCA!" Facebook group - join and pass it on

    03/07/2009 10:11:16 AM PST · by J. Rexmire · 1 replies · 334+ views
    Join the "Stop FOCA!" group on Facebook and help raise awareness about this issue among friends you have that are on Facebook. Click here and join the group – then pass it on!Everything we can do to raise awareness before the liberals can push this radical pro-abortion bill through, the better.
  • Could St. Louis lose its Catholic hospitals under new federal abortion legislation?

    03/06/2009 12:24:42 PM PST · by anniegetyourgun · 14 replies · 700+ views
    STL Today ^ | 3/5/09 | Tim Townsend
    A proposed bill promising major changes in the U.S. abortion landscape has Roman Catholic bishops threatening to close Catholic hospitals if the Democratic Congress and White House make it law. The Freedom of Choice Act failed to get out of subcommittee in 2004, but its sponsor is poised to refile it now that former Senate co-sponsor Barack Obama occupies the Oval Office. A spokesman for Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., said the legislation "is among the congressman's priorities. We expect to reintroduce it sooner rather than later." FOCA, as the bill is known, would make federal law out of the abortion...
  • Radical Pro-Abortion FOCA Bill Coming Soon, Pro-Life Advocates Must Prepare

    03/06/2009 8:58:40 AM PST · by julieee · 12 replies · 454+ views ^ | March 6, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC -- Leading pro-life advocates have been criticized by the mainstream media for organizing an active opposition to the radical Freedom of Choice Act because the bill has yet to be filed in Congress. However, a leading pro-abortion Congressman calls FOCA a top priority and says the bill is coming soon.
  • "Stop FOCA!" Facebook group - join today.

    03/04/2009 10:45:27 AM PST · by J. Rexmire · 1 replies · 200+ views
    Take Obama's word for it. He promised Planned Parenthood he would sign the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) - and pro-life Americans need to let Congress know that we OPPOSE this radical legislation. A new liberal majority is now in control of Congress and working to pass this monstrous bill. Take action today!
  • Sebelius: Obama’s HHS pick is part of his conspiracy of the culture of death

    03/04/2009 5:50:44 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 5 replies · 407+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | March, 4, 2009 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius’ addition to Barack Obama’s Administration as his Health and Human Services Secretary cinches it. The Pro-death Democrats will be running our health care system without any checks on their power. They will use their power and position to do away with old people and infants whom they see as drains on “the collective.” Marxists/socialists always have to kill off people to give the illusion their Ponzi scheme works. The Soviet Communists did this in the 1930s. Pol Pot did this in the 1970s and now we will see Barack Obama doing the same thing. Bank on...
  • Thus Always to Tyrants

    03/03/2009 7:36:17 PM PST · by Retired_Navy_CTI · 20 replies · 1,355+ views
    Patriotic Resistance ^ | March 3, 2009 | valerie inMtVernon
    Virginia at last is considering asserting her rights under the 10th Amendment to the Constitution. HR61 was introduced 2/26/09, by Peace, Fralin, Byron, Cline, Cole, Gilbert, Landes, Lingamfelter, Marshall, R.G., Morgan, Ware, R.L. and Wright. Text of the bill: In doing so, we join the majority of states that has felt it necessary to take back the powers currently being usurped by the federal government. The government's favorite tactic of expanding power by creating constituencies dependent on federal largess is evident on every slimy page of the stimulus bill. The ultimate goal is behavior control, where the feds impose...
  • U.S. Senator Says He Would Practice Civil Disobedience If Obama Repeals Abortion 'Conscience Clause'

    03/02/2009 4:17:19 AM PST · by Man50D · 80 replies · 2,453+ views ^ | March 02, 2009 | Josiah Ryan
    Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), who is also an OB/GYN, told on Friday that many medical practitioners, including himself, will go to prison before agreeing to engage in medical practices they morally oppose, such as abortion. Earlier that same day, the Obama administration had announced it was “reviewing” a Bush administration regulation known as the “conscience clause.” That Health and Human Services regulation protects health-care workers at federally funded institutions from having to engage in practices that violate their moral or religious beliefs. These practices include performing or referring abortions, performing sterilizations, or giving or receiving training in these practices....
  • Join the "Stop FOCA" Facebok group

    Have just set up a new "Stop FOCA" group on Facebook. Click here to join the group!Obama promised Planned Parenthood he would sign the so-called "Freedom of Choice Act" (FOCA) - and we should take him at his word. What is the "Freedom of Choice Act" (FOCA)? In short, FOCA is a federal bill that would end virtually ALL restrictions on abortion across America. It is an unlimited right to tax-payer funded, abortion-on-demand. This bill is so sweeping in its language that it would: * End parental notification or consent for abortions performed on minors * Mandate taxpayer funding of...
  • Obama’s Friday order to Catholic hospitals: Shut up, commit abortions or I’ll shut you down

    03/02/2009 5:53:22 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 190 replies · 6,246+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | March 2, 2009 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The underhanded Obama administration has quietly moved to rescind the “conscience clause” found in agreements between the federal government and Catholic hospitals. This “conscience clause” has always protected practitioners from being forced to commit abortions in violation of their consciences. Its removal means Catholic hospitals will be forced to choose between federal funds for committing abortions and closing down to maintain a clear conscience. Phonies with egg on their faces Nevertheless, phony “Catholic” judas goats like Douglas Kmiec are still beating their chests with pride at having delivered 52% of the Catholic vote to the abortion team last fall. In...
  • Obama's Next Big Battle: Affordable Health Care--The President Gets Ready to Rock the Boat

    03/01/2009 3:46:00 PM PST · by lewisglad · 33 replies · 1,548+ views
    ABC News ^ | March 1. 2009 | David Muir
    "Look, we want to get health care reform done this year, and we want to do it in a way that doesn't add to the deficit and that also helps bend the curve over the long term," said Peter R. Orszag, Obama's Director of the Office of Management and Budget, said this morning on "This Week." Orszag said that heath care "is the key to our fiscal future." The health care debate is likely to pick up steam as the week moves on. Tomorrow, Obama is expected to nominate Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius as Secretary of Health and Human Services...
  • Obama ‘Review’ Likely to Reverse Bush ‘Conscience’ Protections for Doctors, Health Workers

    03/01/2009 2:04:11 PM PST · by Sun · 19 replies · 730+ views ^ | February 27, 2009 | Pete Winn
    ( - The Obama administration announced Friday that it is “reviewing” the conscience clause that was implemented in the last months of the Bush administration – the first step toward rescinding the rule altogether. The Health and Human Services regulation reinforces the right of health care workers to refuse to provide abortion and contraception if it violates their conscience or moral precepts. The new administration’s move came at the request of several groups, including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, which last fall called on Obama to rescind the regulation when he took office.
  • Bishops Tell US Congress: 'Can’t Reduce Abortions by Promoting Abortion'

    09/23/2008 4:15:21 PM PDT · by tcg · 6 replies · 187+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 9/24/08 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    Justin Cardinal Rigali,the Chairman of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops Pro-Life Committee, has written a clear, strongly worded letter to the United States Congress telling Americas legislators what should be obvious, “We Can’t Reduce Abortions By Promoting Abortion” The letter was in response to the continued efforts to pass the so called “Freedom of Choice Act” or “FOCA” (S. 1173, H.R. 1964). This legislation has as its goal not only the codification of the so called "abortion right" created by the unelected Justices of the US Supreme Court in the Roe and Doe opinions of 1973, but the addition...
  • White House set to reverse health care conscience clause (FOCA One Day at a Time)

    02/28/2009 2:20:32 AM PST · by GonzoII · 10 replies · 899+ views
    CNN.Com ^ | Fri February 27, 2009 | Saundra Young
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Obama administration plans to reverse a regulation from late in the Bush administration allowing health-care workers to refuse to provide services based on moral objections, an official said Friday. The Provider Refusal Rule was proposed by the Bush White House in August and enacted on January 20, the day President Barack Obama took office. It expanded on a 30-year-old law establishing a "conscience clause" for "health-care professionals who don't want to perform abortions."
  • Congressional Letter to re: Pro Life Riders Pelosi Released

    02/26/2009 8:36:49 AM PST · by erkyl · 4 replies · 326+ views
    Americans United for Life ^ | 2/25/09 | Charmaine Yoest
    Thank you for recently taking action by contacting your Member of Congress and asking them to sign onto a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi defending pro-life riders. Yesterday, the Jordan/Shuler letter was sent to Speaker Pelosi and released to the public with 180 Congressional signers — 157 Republicans and 23 Democrats. Thank you for contacting your Representative. Because you took action with us, a broad coalition of Members of Congress made a public stand to defend our pro-life principles. As we've mentioned before, the attacks on pro-life riders is the first attempt by the pro-abortion movement to pass the Freedom...
  • The Catholic Crusade Against a Mythical Abortion Bill

    02/19/2009 8:31:21 AM PST · by Zakeet · 33 replies · 912+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | February 19, 2089
    The U.S. Catholic Church's crusade against the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) has all the hallmarks of a well-oiled lobbying campaign. A national postcard campaign is flooding the White House and congressional offices with messages opposing FOCA, and the Catholic bishops have made defeating the abortion rights legislation a top priority. In the most recent effort to stop the bill, Cardinal Justin Rigali of Philadelphia sent a letter to every member of Congress imploring them to "please oppose FOCA." There is only one hitch. Congress isn't about to pass the Freedom of Choice Act because no such bill has been...
  • Catholics hold vigil (Mesa, AZ) praying for Obama’s conversion on FOCA

    02/18/2009 1:17:23 PM PST · by NYer · 16 replies · 654+ views
    CNA ^ | February 18, 2009
    President Barack Obama Mesa, Ariz., Feb 18, 2009 / 03:01 pm (CNA).- This morning when President Obama arrived in Mesa, Arizona to announce his $75 billion "Homeowner Stability Initiative," a group of about 200 Catholics were holding a prayer vigil across the street. The group was praying that Obama will change his mind about supporting the unpopular Freedom of Choice Act.Fr. Jack Spaulding, the pastor of St. Timothy’s Catholic Church, led a prayer vigil that lasted about 45 minutes. "As Catholics, this is a tremendous opportunity for each one of us to put our faith into action through a...
  • Were They At The Same Meeting? [Re: Pope's public chastisement Pelosi]

    02/18/2009 9:08:30 AM PST · by dangus · 14 replies · 861+ views
    National Review Online ^ | Wednesday, February 18, 2009 | George Weigel
    From the office of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi: It is with great joy that my husband, Paul, and I met with His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, today. In our conversation, I had the opportunity to praise the Church’s leadership in fighting poverty, hunger, and global warming, as well as the Holy Father’s dedication to religious freedom and his upcoming trip and message to Israel. I was proud to show His Holiness a photograph of my family’s papal visit in the 1950s, as well as a recent picture of our children and grandchildren. From the Press Office of the...
  • Obama and this congress offer Socialist, Marxist cogs in the change wheel! (Must Read)

    02/18/2009 4:26:00 AM PST · by Zakeet · 8 replies · 1,100+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | February 17, 2009 | Dr. Laurie Roth
    Already we are seeing the Socialist, Marxist cogs in the change wheel manipulating away our freedoms and money. Congress and this President have wasted no time from the executive orders to the manipulative speeches and attachments on the ‘stimulus’ bill that insult and betray the American people. Don’t you love the endless speeches and statements by Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Obama regarding the URGENT need to pass the stimulus bill or our country will go down in heaping flames? Naturally, we all understand the EXTREME emergency choices added to the bill such as $650 million for digital TV coupons;...
  • Catholic Caucus: Cardinal Rigali to Congress: Keep Existing Pro-Life Laws

    02/11/2009 7:20:46 AM PST · by topher · 1 replies · 200+ views
    United States Catholic Conference of Catholic Bishops ^ | February 5, 2009 | USCCB NEews Release
    Cardinal Rigali to Congress: Keep Existing Pro-Life Laws WASHINGTON—Writing as chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities, Cardinal Justin Rigali sent a letter on February 5 to all members of Congress, urging them to maintain pro-life provisions in the appropriations bills they must soon approve to keep government programs funded past March 5. "I urge you not to use this legislation to weaken or rescind longstanding provisions that protect U.S. taxpayers from being forced to fund and promote the destruction of innocent human life," Cardinal Rigali said. "In making this plea," he said, "I am...
  • Passing FOCA by Stealth

    02/11/2009 6:07:39 AM PST · by erkyl · 19 replies · 1,012+ views
    Americans United for Life ^ | 2/11/09 | Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D
    As you may have heard, Congress has not yet introduced the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA). That's because the pro-abortion forces have heard your voice. Planned Parenhood President Cecile Richards told the Wall Street Journal: We're going to be smart and strategic about our policy agenda to bring people together to make progress for women's health. The Freedom of Choice Act is very important . . . but we have a long list of things to get done that I think can address problems immediately that women are facing, that are really immediate concerns. In other words, because of the...
  • Measure Sparks Abortion Concerns(FOCA interferes with state rights...)

    02/10/2009 2:07:10 PM PST · by ForGod'sSake · 14 replies · 641+ views
    News-Leader ^ | February 9, 2009 | Chad Livengood
    Article can't be posted due to copyright, yadda, yadda, so... LINK!
  • Society needs to rethink laws

    02/06/2009 10:30:09 AM PST · by ancientart · 16 replies · 930+ views
    Aberdeen American News ^ | February 6, 2009 | Art Marmorstein
    Two-year-old Riley Ann Sawyers made a fatal mistake - she forgot to say “please” and “yes, sir.” This threw her mom and stepfather into a rage. They whipped her with a belt, attempted to smother her with a pillow and shoved her head under water. Finally her stepfather threw her against a wall inflicting a fatal skull fracture. Her last words? “I love you.” One more soon-to-be forgotten victim of one of America's most tragic conflicts - the culture war. America's version of the kulturkampf began with a seemingly innocuous 1965 Supreme Court decision, Griswold v. Connecticut. Griswold overturned on...
  • An Open Letter to President Obama

    02/05/2009 9:52:33 AM PST · by chiroman · 5 replies · 280+ views
    02/05/2009 | Chiroman
    An Open Letter to President Obama Dear Mr. President; I am appalled by the specter of the passage of the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) that looms on the horizon. This bill is the most radical pro-abortion bill ever introduced in Congress. This bill would create a fundamental right to abortion beyond any measure previously enacted to procure an abortion, or in my opinion, MURDER of the defenseless unborn. This bill is divisive in that it ignores the sensibilities of millions of pro-life Christians and other citizens of good will and violates every facet of human decency as well as...