February 19, 2009


The U.S. Catholic Church's crusade against the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) has all the hallmarks of a well-oiled lobbying campaign. A national postcard campaign is flooding the White House and congressional offices with messages opposing FOCA, and the Catholic bishops have made defeating the abortion rights legislation a top priority. In the most recent effort to stop the bill, Cardinal Justin Rigali of Philadelphia sent a letter to every member of Congress imploring them to "please oppose FOCA."

There is only one hitch. Congress isn't about to pass the Freedom of Choice Act because no such bill has been introduced.

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1 comment:

Justine said...

Yes, this is true! But it doesn't hurt to send a message loud and clear that some of us are strongly opposed to everything this bill.

I think FOCA is still way too big a pill for Americans to swallow whole, but I bet it will be ground up into small pieces and snuck through anyway. We'll be seeing things like this, for instance: