"To be actively pro-life is to contribute to the renewal of society through the promotion of the common good. It is impossible to further the common good without acknowledging and defending the right to life, upon which all the other inalienable rights of individuals are founded and from which they develop." ~ Pope John Paul II, The Gospel of Life, n.101
Everything is grace, everything is the direct effect of our Father's love.Everything is grace because everything is God's gift.Whatever be the character of life or its unexpected events -- to the heart that loves, all is well.
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This video report by National Center for Policy Analysis President & CEO and Kellye Wright Fellow John C. Goodman in a Fox News story on the uninsured in America confirms what I thought about it. Most of the uninsured are illegal immigrants, those who have been laid off (as a result of the current economic crisis), and those who don't bother to get it because they feel they don't need it or don't bother to sign up for it (when they can get it for free!). Health insurance can be expensive for those on a fixed income -- I know this from my own experiences. My family has been without health insurance for long periods of time at different times in our lives when my husband was without work due to job cuts or layoffs in the manufacturing field, but we survived and God provided for us. Today, Cobra is now less expensive than it used to be and there are now more affordable health insurance programs available tailor-made to each family's needs. Continuing to provide better, more affordable health insurance programs in this country is important.
What we don't need now is a health care reform plan that totally bankrupts our economy, pays for abortions, encourages euthanasia, rations care to the handicapped, makes us wait months or years before we can see a doctor, gives the federal government access to our bank accounts, and encourages companies to layoff even more workers. Just say "No!" to Obama death care.
What Obama death care will do:
* Result in the biggest expansion of abortion since the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision... * Force YOU to pay for abortions through your tax dollars -- something 71% of Americans oppose... * Implement a cornerstone of FOCA -- the Freedom of Choice Act -- that would lead to a massive, taxpayer-subsidized abortion industry bailout... * Force you and virtually all Americans into health plans with mandatory abortion coverage (health care reform legislation must explicitly exclude abortion in writing or else abortion automatically becomes a minimum required benefit.)
What can you do about it?
It is very important that you -- and record numbers of people -- do 2 things RIGHT NOW:
1. E-MAIL your Representative and 2 Senators and tell them in no uncertain terms: "Keep abortion out of health care! Any health care reform bill must include language that explicitly excludes abortion." It's easy to do -- just go to:
2. CALL the Washington office and the local office of your Representative and 2 Senators to say: "Keep abortion out of health care. I urge you to oppose any health care bill unless abortion is explicitly excluded." Get tips and look up your elected officials at: http://www.stoptheabortionmandate.com/call If each of us does these two things today -- and encourages others to do these things -- we can make a powerful impact at a crucial moment.