Today I'm sharing with you little snippets if things that are going on in the world. Those of you who read LifeSite news will be familiar with these stories, but this is for everyone who only reads the news from the secular media:
Archbishop Announces Excommunication of Doctor and Family Members for Abortion on Nine-Year-Old Girl
Calls abortion a "holocaust worse than the six million Jews, which we lament every year"
In an interview with ElPais.com yesterday, Sobrinho held firm."I'm not sorry. What I did was to declare the excommunication. It is my obligation to alert the people, so that they may fear the laws of God," he told the online publication.
The Obama Victory Was a Giant Step Backwards For the Civil Rights Movement
His 'pro-choice' policies slam inalienable rights back into the realm of someone else's choice
Commentary by Meg Jalsevac
When we subject the civil rights of some to the choice of others, we endanger the civil rights of all. Inalienable rights are grounded in our humanity - not in a choice made by some body. If we continue to leave the human rights of some (the unborn) as merely a 'choice,' then who is to say that someone or some court or governing body or majority down the road might not 'choose' that blacks do not actually deserve freedom, or women should no longer be allowed to vote or, for that matter, that residents of any given state should no longer be allowed to live. It is a slippery slope.
UPDATED: FOCA to Be Introduced "Sooner than Later": Congressman Spokesman
If passed, would "obliterate virtually all the gains" of pro-lifers since Roe v. Wade
If passed, the Freedom of Choice Act would enshrine abortion as a "fundamental right" that no government can "deny" or even "interfere with." This would immediately question the validity of all state and federal abortion regulations, including the partial-birth abortion ban, parental consent and notification laws, informed consent laws, and medical providers' legal right to refuse participation in abortion on moral grounds.
In light of this last threat, U.S. Catholic bishops have led the charge against the bill, citing their concern that Catholic hospitals across the United States would be forced to choose between disobeying the law and closing altogether. Some bishops have confirmed they would shutter their hospitals if FOCA were enforced.
"It would not be sufficient to withdraw our sponsorship or to sell them to someone who would perform abortions. That would be a morally unacceptable cooperation in evil," said Chicago auxiliary Bishop Thomas Paprocki at the bishops' annual fall meeting in Baltimore in November.
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