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Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.

Christians pray to change Obama's heart, Vatican criticizes Obama on abortion

Conservatives, Culture, President Obama, Pro Life / Pro Abortion, Religion

Last Thursday, I posted Ad celebrates Obama's mother's choice. That very afternoon, I received an email from Focus on the Family Action urging Christians to "pray for a change of heart for President Obama" regarding his pro-abortion and pro Freedom of Choice Act positions

If you recall, during the 3rd debate with John McCain, Obama made an effort to appear that he too was against partial-birth abortion.  Obama stated, "With respect to partial-birth abortion, I am completely supportive of a ban on late-term abortions, partial-birth or otherwise, as long as there's an exception for the mother's health and life..." That statement sounded somewhat conservative.

Yet Candidate Obama also promised Planned Parenthood that he would make signing the Freedom of Choice Act, which would reinstate Partial Birth Abortion, among other changes, his TOP PRIORITY. And so, Christians in the United States are urging that believers pray that President Obama would have a change of heart.

I have not heard anything specific about the Freedom of Choice Act yet, but since Obama wasted no time in ending President Bush's executive order to ban Federal funding to groups that promote abortion internationally, I would expect Obama to fulfill his promise to Planned Parenthood too.

I am grateful that the Catholic Church spoke out against Obama's executive order: Vatican criticizes Obama on abortion issue.  The head of the Vatican's Pontifical Academy for Life summed up Obama's actions, "Among the many good things that he could have done, Barack Obama instead chose the worst."

And now we get to pay for it.

As for The Freedom of Choice Act. It sounds so innocent. If you are unfamiliar with the Freedom of Choice Act, FOCA, will no doubt be coming our way. Here are just a few things that law would change: 

 This would eradicate state and federal laws that the majority of Americans support, such as:

  • Bans on Partial Birth Abortion
  • Requirements that women be given information about the risks of getting an abortion
  • Only licensed physicians can perform abortions
  • Parents must be informed and give consent to their minor daughter's abortion
FOCA would erase these laws and prevent states from enacting similar protective measures in the future.

 A group called FightFOCA is collecting signatures of those opposed to the Freedom of Choice Act. You may sign the petition here. The "petition will be sent to key Members of Congress upon the re-introduction of the Freedom of Choice Act in the 111th Congress", and to the president.

If you are opposed, let your voice be heard, and don't forget to pray. With political leaders like Nancy Pelosi promoting the idea that adding "birth control funding to the new economic "stimulus" package ...will reduce costs to the states and to the federal government", implying "babies are somehow a burden on the treasury" we need all the help we can get.


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