Thursday, January 22, 2009
Today the 35th Annual March For Life was held in Washington DC. There were many wonderful speakers full of encouragement before the actual march, including several congressmen and Terri Schiavo's Family. Their rousing words were something that I had been in great need of following the election. EWTN had extensive live coverage of the event and an encore presentation of this coverage will be aired tonight on EWTN at 10pm Eastern Time. The March was a very uplifting and inspiring sight. Hopefully, it will spur great motivation in the Pro-Life movement.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
If you are opposed 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 States .
2) Partial birth abortions would be legal and have no
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.
Perhaps most importantly the 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 Christians, as anyone who is against the needless 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, I encourage you to pray your strongest prayers with the same intentions, also for nine consecutive days.
Remember that with God all things are possible and the power of
prayer is undeniable. If you are against the senseless killing of
defenseless children, then the time is now to do something about it!
May God bless you all!!