We’re in a Deliberate Engagement against the evils attendant with the issue of abortion.
In 2009 deep concern over FOCA – the Freedom of Choice Act – legislation which would have reversed all abortion restrictions then existing at State and Federal Levels, drove us to our knees and to our computers, participating in discussions, promoting information that is as honest, accurate and heart-felt as we can make it. This blog was intended to be a clearing-house of sorts – of the information we find, the issues we encounter, and the responses of those who care. Though FOCA was relegated to the dung heap of national politics
Matt is a father of three who lives in the Research Triangle area of NC (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill). He came home to the Church (sometimes calls himself a “revert”) in his 30’s after being pretty full of himself in his 20’s. (Those are his own words, folks!)
Laura is a theology student who lives in the “golf belt” of NC; she is returning to pro-life activism after 20 years’ taking it too darn easy. Laura is no longer active here but is responsible for much of what was good about the the earliest work we did. She also keeps Matt honest here since.
We’re Catholic Christians and are in reverent awe of the Church’s holy wisdom. As we’ve said in our posts this issue is a moral and societal one that stands by itself apart from philosophical and religious affiliation. We’ve drawn on the ethical and human rights teachings of our Church to provide the foundation we work from – the language we use to express the injustices of abortion. If you’re not Catholic, or even if you are Catholic, you may not be familiar with the Church’s teachings that we barely hint at here. If so, by all means contact us for any ideas or questions you have. Feel free to surf through the reference materials and sites that we have so freely drawn on. They’re in the Resources tab at the top of the page.
We’ve tried really hard to be thorough but Laura is not – yet – a professional theologian and Matt will never be. Therefore we do not presume to speak for the Church. If you disagree with us on an interpretation, please, in all charity forgive us and contact us if you feel it’s necessary. If you see a specific error or an incorrect reference or citation please contact us and tell us what the right data is and where we can go to find it. Our email address is at the bottom of the page.
Finally, if you’re so moved you can send money; just don’t send it to us. We don’t have any need except the DSL/cable modem fees and we each pay that anyway. Instead, pick a worthwhile local charity that helps moms in difficult pregnancies. Then don’t send them your money; GO THERE (but do take your checkbook just in case they’re tight this month) and volunteer your time answering the phones, giving hugs, tutoring and diapering. You’ll benefit in so many ways you’ll forget that you’re there to help them. Look for CareNet or Birthright, or just check your local yellow pages under Abortion Alternatives. If one is not local try http://www.thematernityhome.org in Georgetown, TX or http://www.momshouse.org in Johnstown, PA
Please remember us and all who are engaged on the front lines in the fight against abortion during your regular daily prayers.
Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org