Saturday, November 15, 2008

"freedom of choice"

I know that most of my readers are familiar with FOCA -- and that they know that Barack Obama has said that his "first act" as president will be to sign it in to law.

Don't know the facts? Here they are:

The Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) would eliminate EVERY restriction on abortion nationwide.

FOCA will do away with state laws on parental involvement, on partial birth abortion, and on all other protections.
FOCA will compel taxpayer funding of abortions.
FOCA will force faith-based hospitals and healthcare facilities to perform abortions.

Let's just assume for a moment, dear friend, that you consider yourself pro-choice. I respect your right to feel that way. But you need to know this: FOCA would eliminate all, and I mean ALL restrictions. So if your 13-year-old daughter gets pregnant, say by a 21-year-old man, he can take her for an abortion to cover his crime AND YOU WON'T KNOW ABOUT IT.

I know some folks who consider themselves pro-choice, and they would not allow their daughters to get their ears pierced without their permission.

Let's just think about this reasonably, shall we?

I've spent much of the last week pondering what it means to be "pro-life." I've always considered myself as such, but in light of recent events, I've realized I must become a much more active pro-lifer.

I've accepted an invitation to serve as a "mentor mom" at our local crisis pregancy center. I'm posting this info about FOCA and adding it to my sidebar. And I'm going one step further. I'm going to do something rather out of character and post a very disturbing video.

I spotted it last week at Ebeths' place and forced myself to watch it. IT IS EXTREMELY GRAPHIC. Say a prayer before you watch it. If you're like me, it will be difficult. There will be tears, and you will never be the same. But if you, like me, need a reminder that you must live and breathe for these innocent babies, watch it, and be transformed.

Click here to see it.

Whatever you do, do this: find a way to help others choose life, and do it now.


Soul Pockets said...

My God what are we doing???

Cathy I could only watch a little of the video and all I can say is my God help us, help them!!!

I am going to link to you once again, very powerful post.

Laura said...

I tried to view it...
I watched some then had to click off.
Maybe I will try again later.
These days my heart is so heavy with this topic I feel like it's sitting on my chest.

Bia said...

Like Laura, I started watching the video and I had to stop it...I don't even know what to write.

Thanks, though, for this post that is a voice for those who have been silenced through abortion.

God bless.

Cathy Adamkiewicz said...
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Cathy Adamkiewicz said...

Believe me, my friends, watching the entire video was excruciating. I hesitated to share it, but I just felt I had to.
My heart is heavy, too. Thank God we are not alone in our tears. We have each other and Our Lord and His Mother, who weep with us.
Let's keep praying and keep loving.

Kate Wicker said...

This is an excellent post that speaks the Truth in more ways than one.

God bless.

Cassie said...

Cathy, I'm not even going to try to watch the video, because I am going to have this baby on Monday (they're inducing me!) and I just don't think I could handle anything like that right now. But bless you for posting this! People need to know. I would love to hear more about your being a mentor mom. I hope you can post about that more sometime! Thanks for all you're doing!

Charlotte said...

I started to watch it, but about 3 scenes into the hard stuff, I couldn't anymore.

I've never heard of this Eduardo Verastegui before. Do you know anything about his integrity and trustworthiness? I'm pro-pro-pro life, but I've found that videos and photographs can be doctored to provide an emotional response, rather than one that is more well thought-out.

Either way, the video is tragic beyond words. I shudder to think that this kind of thing is happening.