Friday, October 31, 2008

Some thoughts on the so-called "Freedom of Choice Act"

In my previous blog post entitled, 'Bishop Warns of Obama's Promise to Implement Extreme "Freedom of Choice Act"', an outrageous possibility was brought to light concerning the so-called "Freedom of Choice Act". Barack Obama promised in a speech for Planned Parenthood that "the first thing he would do as President would be to sign the Freedom of Choice Act."

This so-called FOCA is outrageous in itself, and is laden with hypocracy in more than one way. Aside from the fact that this act denies the freedom and the right to live of the unborn, whose personhood supporters of abortion deny, is that while it promises "freedom of choice" to women to have abortions, it denies freedom of choice to others. In particular the article states that:

"Among those no longer free to choose under FOCA, says the bishop, would be pro-life doctors and nurses, whose freedom of conscience is currently protected under the law. Religious hospitals and clinics would also be forced to perform abortions up until the birth of the baby."

From a party that claims to support freedom of choice, comes an act that would deny that very freedom to people of faith. This is in effect a form of religious persecution, because it would knowingly force people of faith to commit an act that is completely against their beliefs. The govt. would be forcing people of faith to commit acts of murder in religious hospitals; hospitals built on Christian principles of respect for life. This is absolutely intolerable.

Let's be clear about this. This would be no different than forcing people of other religions to go against their beliefs. Yet Barack Obama and other pro-abortion liberals seem to have no problem forcing such an agenda onto people of faith.

What are people of faith to do? What are doctors and nurses of faith who are Pro-life to do if such a thing comes to pass? Can you imagine a society where anyone considering entering the medical field would have to resign themselves to knowing that at some point they would most likely be forced to perform an abortion, because the law requires them to do so? They would not have the freedom to say no. Their choice in the matter would be taken away by the government.

What kind of world are we building? What kind of world does Barack Obama want to build?
America must wake up, and now. Much is at stake!

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