Hope FOCA fails
In the midst of all the excitement over the inauguration, it is easy to lose sight of another historic anniversary this week: the 36th year since the passing of Roe v. Wade, which struck a death toll for over 40 million babies in America.
While there is a great deal of "wish him well" and "wish him success" being said, about Barak Obama, I am one American that prays at least some of his promises never see the light of day. I wonder how many of his supporters are aware of his public promise to fasttrack a radical legislation known as the "Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA)." FOCA, in creating a "civil right" designation for abortion, would require every medical facility in the U.S. which receives government funds (which is every medical facility), to provide abortion on demand, in compliance with federal law, throughout nine months of pregnancy.
Do Americans realize the hefty toll this will take on our health care industry, not to mention the dramatic increase in abortions it promises? Committed Christians who are planning on careers in medicine, nursing, and all the support jobs involved in medicine, will turn to other professions. Catholic hospitals will be forced to shut their doors. Doctors and nurses who have moral objections to abortion will be forced to leave the profession. Abortion providers will have unprecedented access to our tax dollars.
If both FOCA is passed and American health care is nationalized, how far are we from government mandates on aborting unborn children with diagnosed disabilities? Sound like a "compassionate society" or a design to hone down the "perfect race?"
This sad anniversary of Roe v. Wade should not go unnoticed. It should move us to serious reflection on the unnecessary violence and loss of life we have allowed for 36 years, and spur us to work for a more just society to give all our children.