A Pro-Life Message from my pal, David

Hi everybody, we just returned from the 2010 Washington D.C. March for Life.

You wouldn’t know it from any national news coverage, but nearly 300,000 people (young people and older people like myself, as well as many families) prayed, marched, and made personal visits to the offices of our elected representatives.

I look forward to talking with you in person, but after you read this, PLEASE CLICK HERE to participate in the National Right to Life (NRLC) E-CAMPAIGN for Life.

There, you’ll be able to get “up to speed” on all the latest developments and be able to conveniently send emails to your elected representatives, at no cost.

I just took action on this issue and thought you might find it useful to see what I wrote:

“Dear Senator/Congressman:

Supporting the family is the primary way to ensure a bright future for America.

Illinois’ abortion rate is at a ten year high, with a 37% increase in abortions on minors, especially those younger than 14. This is totally unacceptable! I strongly urge you to oppose any health care legislation that does not contain explicit and comprehensive prohibitions against federal abortion subsidies and federal abortion mandates.

The language of the Stupak-Pitts Amendment, approved by the House of Representatives on November 7, 2009, is absolutely necessary in any health care bill. Passage of any health care bill without the “Stupak-Pitts Amendment” will be political suicide.

I need to know YOUR position on this critically important issue.

Research indicates that encouraging minors to get involved in sex before adulthood is destructive to society, and if trends are allowed to continue, nearly 65% of Americans will soon have NO extended families.

Stop trying to use band-aids as the alternative for real cures. Abortion as a form of  birth control is an abuse and misuse of America’s most important natural resource: We, the People!

It is also a grave sin.”

I encourage you not to be silent as the majority was after 1973 Roe vs. Wade. Hey, I know you love your families…Right?  Then take another important step for their future.

And if our elected representatives don’t listen to us,
WE, THE PEOPLE, WILL REPLACE THEM, IN NOVEMBER!

May all Americans accept the blessings God sends, one baby at a time.

David S.

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Abortion Debate Shows the Catholic Bishops’ Growing Influence

In recent weeks, the bishops have shown impressive political clout

Posted December 17, 2009

Last month’s passage of a sweeping ban on federal funding for abortion in the House healthcare bill caught most of Washington by surprise. The Democratic House leadership is closely aligned with the party’s pro-abortion rights base, which alleged the ban would roll back abortion access for many women by keeping coverage for the procedure out of federally subsidized healthcare plans. And for abortion rights activists, the central role of the Roman Catholic bishops in pressing House leaders to allow a vote on the ban, known as the Stupak-Pitts amendment—and in helping prod 64 Democratic congressmen to support it—was as galling as the ban itself. “It is extremely unfortunate,” Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards said at the time, “that the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and antichoice opponents were able to hijack the healthcare reform bill in their dedicated attempt to ban all legal abortion in the United States.”

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Antiabortion activists were just as surprised. “I did not think the bishops would have that degree of success with Stupak,” says Bill Donohue, president of the conservative Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights.

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Pro Life Victory: Stupak-Pitts Amendment Passes 240 to 194

The U.S. House of Representatives approved the Stupak-Pitts Amendment to H.R. 3962, by a vote of 240 to 194, with 64 Democratic members voting in favor of the amendment to ban federal funding of abortion in the health care bill.

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George Weigel on Nancy Pelosi and conscience

The period between Halloween and Christmas will likely tell the tale on health-care reform. The moment to act is now. It will be a dark day in the history of Catholicism in America if the Speaker of the House of Representatives, an “ardently” Catholic woman formed by 16 years of Catholic education, willfully blocks an open vote by the people’s duly elected representatives on federal funding of abortion. Write your member of Congress, urging him or her to support a rule allowing an open, clean, up-or-down vote on the Stupak-Pitts amendment. Write Speaker Pelosi, urging her to let her House colleagues vote their consciences on this grave matter.

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