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Please read the information below and join us in prayer and fasting January 11-19, 2009.
The Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) will be signed into law if Congress passes it on January 21-22, 2009. The FOCA is the next sick chapter in the book of abortion. If signed into law, all limitations on abortion will be lifted, resulting in the following:1) All hospitals, including Catholic hospitals, will be required to perform abortions upon request. If this happens, Bishops vow to close down all Catholic hospitals - more then 30% of all hospitals in the U.S.2) Partial birth abortions will be legal and have no limitations.3) All U.S. taxpayers will be funding abortions.4) Parental notification of abortions on minors will no longer be required (regardless of age).5) The estimated number of increase in abortions is 100,000 annually.Just as important, the government will now have control in the issue of abortion. This could result in a future amendment that would force women by law to have abortions in certain situations (rape, Down Syndrome babies, etc) and could even regulate how many children women are allowed to have.Needless to say this information is disturbing, but sadly true. As Catholics, as Christians, as anyone who is against the needless killing of innocent children, we must stand as one. We must stop this horrific act before it becomes a law.
PLEASE JOIN US IN saying a novena and fasting from January 11-19. For Catholics, the prayer of choice is the rosary for the special intention of stopping the FOCA. For non-Catholics we encourage you to pray your strongest prayers with the same intention for 9 consecutive days.
We hope and pray this will branch and blossom to become a global effort. Please do the following 3 things:1) Pass this information on quickly (so as many as possible can start praying on January 11)2) Say a novena from January 11-19, asking God to prevent the FOCA from becoming law in the U.S.3) Fast at least 2 days during this novena (either a complete fast of bread and water, or a Lenten fast of no meat and meals limited to 1regular meal and 2 lesser meals during the day).Remember that with God all things are possible and the power of prayer is undeniable.
Please sign the petition on the left too!