U.S. Bishops’ pro-life office corrects ‘misleading’ FOCA novena message


I think I’ll continue to use the rosary to fight abortion and FOCA 🙂

Officials at the Pro-life Secretariat of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) have issued statements seeking to correct “misleading” information provided in a widely-circulated announcement for a novena to stop FOCA.

The officials insisted that the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) would not pass immediately after President-elect Obama takes office, but they reaffirmed that the possible coercion of pro-life medical institutions and changes to abortion funding restrictions are real concerns.

The novena announcement in question, which did not originate with the USCCB, asks Catholics to pray to stop FOCA, legislation designed to protect abortion rights even if the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade is overturned. The novena was to start on January 11.

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This is Chris’s first offering as a contributor to Deliberate Engagement. She is a blogger and friend living in the Diocese of Raleigh, NC.

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