Monday, September 29, 2008
USCCB on the "Freedom of Choice Act"
This letter, from Cardinal Rigali, on behalf of the USCCB, to members of Congress, regarding the "Freedom of Choice Act", is a must-read. (The letter is not, to be clear, a brief for any particular presidential candidate.) As he puts it, "we can't reduce abortions by promoting abortion."
The Act would, as I've mentioned many times, do much more than "codify Roe" (though that would be bad enough); according to some estimates, the Act's passage could increase the number of abortions by 125,000 per year.
Sen. Obama, of course, strongly supports the FOCA. That said, I assume that "Democrats for Life" has publicly criticized the FOCA, but I have not been able to find a link. If someone else has one, I will add it.