Both the Washington Post and Newsweek have stories about an Alan Guttmacher study which was supposedly released 2 days ago (the closest thing I could find on their web site was a study with a release date in August) on the demographics of who has abortions.
Denis Hart, the Archbishop of Victoria is warning Catholic hospitals in Victoria could close their maternity wards if a new abortion law passes. The law would force doctors who object to performing abortions to refer women to an abortion provider.
It appears the Archbishop’s warning isn’t going unheeded. Proponents of the bill don’t seem to fully grasp why doctors who oppose performing abortions don’t want to refer women to abortion providers….
Cardinal Justin Rigali, chairman of the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, sent a letter to all members of Congress regarding the Freedom of Choice Act along with a legal analysis of what FOCA would do.
In the letter he notes how FOCA will the have opposite effect of the supposed bi-partisan goal of reducing abortion.
However, there is one thing absolutely everyone should be able to agree on: We can’t reduce abortions by promoting abortion…. No one who sponsors or supports legislation like FOCA can credibly claim to be part of a good-faith discussion on how to reduce abortions.
What did Barack Obama promise would be the first thing he did once elected president? That’s right.