Tuesday, November 18, 2008


The Maryland Catholic Conference (MCC) is attempting to fight the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) by encouraging Maryland residents to write to the sponsors.

According to the MCC:

A radical bill called the “Freedom of Choice Act,” commonly referred to as FOCA, that would eliminate modest regulations on abortion has been introduced in the U.S. Congress and is co-sponsored by Maryland Sens. Barbara Mikulksi and Ben Cardin and Maryland Reps. Dutch Ruppersberger and Chris Van Hollen. The incoming administration previously said it would sign this legislation into law if it is passed by Congress.

It continues to state:

FOCA violates religious freedom because it would not allow Catholic doctors and hospitals to refuse to perform abortions - a fact which would lead Catholic hospitals across the nation to close.

Now, it is good that they are attempting to stop this but I would like to pose an open question to all of the MCC and Archdiocese of Washington DC employees (priests, religous and lay):

  • How many of you voted for Barack Obama?
  • How many of you voted for Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin over the years?
  • How many of you vote for Reps. Dutch Ruppersberger and Chris Van Hollen over the years?

If you answered "YES" to any of these questions, then it is you who have put us in this situation.

Many of us were telling you this but you ignored this fact over an over. You who told us we were "one issue Catholics." You who told us that he ("The Almighty, and Merciful, Lord Barack Obama") would give us hope and bring us the social justice we so despirately needed.

Now, you not only put the employees of Catholic institutions at risk, but the lives of millions of innocent unborn and those who are born who rely on our institutions to assist them at little or no cost.

Nice job.

I hope you are happy.


Mr Flapatap said...

I responding by sending e-mails to all three and so far only Sen Cardin responded. He basically replaced two letters from the bill (the even ones) and directed it back to me.

Anonymous said...

Well said. Consequences to actions are often painful.

Viator Catholicus said...

But, the weasels who voted for these people will cry and scream that the Church is wrong when it has to shut down its hospitals rather than perform abortions, when it has to close its schools and fire all lay employees because it will be unable to insure them because insurance coverage will mandate abortion coverage.

Anonymous said...

If you live in Maryland, you get liberal democrats - and with them, pro-abortion. It's a long shot to vote for and get a conservative in office, especially in the presidential election. That said, it's best not to throw away your vote and at least try to salvage some redeeming qualities in the dems that do get elected.