Oh, Peter DeFazio. Shame on you.

There was an article on Catholic.org about the ‘Catholic Hall of Shame‘, and it was a very interesting read. I knew that Oregon had a few Catholics that probably voted for abortion, and this has been going on for years. But, something in me just snapped this morning. Reading Peter DeFazio’s name on that list (no, I did NOT vote for him, even if he ‘represents’ me) incited disappointment in me, and prompted me to write him this letter:

Dear Representative DeFazio,

I’m a member of the St. Mary Parish in Corvallis, and was recently reading this (http://www.catholic.org/politics/story.php?id=34849) article on catholic.org about our Catholic Representatives in the Senate. After looking at your voting history, I was very, very surprised to find out you are Catholic as well.

This concerns me. You, and other Catholics in the government, are giving the rest of us bad names. If you still go to Mass and receive Communion, then shame on you. Voting for the intentional killing of babies with our tax dollars is not only unethical, but against your faith. I’m glad you’ve taken a side and decided that your social standing and someone’s right to choose to murder children is more important than Christ.

Canon Law states that you can excommunicate yourself if you don’t come to terms with the obvious schism you have created. Be sure that your Catholic constituents will be praying for you to come back to the Church. But, if that doesn’t happen, please leave the Church by name. Your voting record is an embarrassment.

Abortion is not health care, and abortion is not a choice. It is very cleverly-concealed genocide.

I recommend that any Catholic Oregonians out there write to Peter DeFazio and express your disappointment. You don’t have to be as strongly worded as I was, and I know suggesting someone leave the Church is probably a sin. But, I honestly think it’s better people like that leave because they obviously don’t believe what they say they do.

*sigh* That was my morning, how was yours?

What is wrong with us?

As a nation, we’re falling apart. The divorce rate is up, in correlation with the use of contraceptives, and the more we fill our bodies with hormones we wouldn’t allow in our food, the more absymal our situation becomes.  The Catholic Herald has an opinion piece today about Nancy Pelosi, the country’s worst “Catholic” (remember her comment on the Catholic Church’s stance on when life begins?), and it has some very good points:

So many of us have been hurt through divorce and depression. Not only has the rise in the divorce rate paralleled the rise in the popularity of contraceptive use in our nation, but the increase in the diagnoses of sexually transmitted diseases, the use of antidepressants and the increase in middle school children engaging in sex have followed this trend also. We are not a healthier people, nor are we happier families, since we have adopted a contraceptive mentality.

Very true.  We’re not happy at all, and if you look at the more traditional families with good, core values (especially in God), and who use NFP (natural family planning), THEY are happy.  The rate of divorce of couples who wait to have sex until they’re married, wait to live together until after marriage, attend church regularly, and pray together, is less than 1% (fact taken from my Fragua retreat – I wouldn’t know where to find that statistic).  I want to have that 99% happiness when I get married, and I want that for the rest of the world as well.  We were much happier as a nation before the 1960s and the idea of abortion and eugenics.

When will the time come when people realize that children are miracles and gifts, and not “mistakes” to fix with abortion?  Why are bald eagle eggs protected when it’s just a bunch of cells?  See my point?  The world needs to start protecting the human race as much as we protect the animal kingdom.

The article in the Catholic Herald can be found here.

Help stop the Freedom of Choice act!

I’m Pro-Life.  Yes, I said it.  I’ve taken a side (and it’s a side I’m happy to stand on).  Oregon is a very liberal state, and if there was a vote, today, on whether abortion laws should be lifted (ie: it would be easier for women to have abortions), then it would pass, hands down.  I would be one of the few dissident voters in the state.  I’ve tried to explain my side to people, especially in women’s studies.  Yes, if a woman was raped, then she should have the option to at least adopt the baby out, or abort it if it would harm her in any way.  But, if the baby is an inconvenience?  Hell no.  She should’ve known what she was getting herself into when she had sex in the first place.  You don’t get the option to “erase your mistakes” as some have put it.  If you’re old enough to have sex, you’re definitely old enough to deal with the consequences.  If you can’t deal with them, then don’t have sex. Period.

President-elect Obama has stated that one of the first bills he will sign into law is the Freedom of Choice act.  This Act would eleminate every abortion restriction in the nation.

  • FOCA will do away with state laws on parental involvement, on partial birth abortion, and on all other protections.
  • FOCA will compel taxpayer funding of abortions.
  • FOCA will force faith-based hospitals and healthcare facilities to perform abortions.

Obama believes this law will “end culture wars”, but it’s not about that.  It’s about protecting life – especially the lives of those who cannot protect themselves.

I was adopted as an infant because my mother and father, who were still in High School at the time, couldn’t take care of me.  They were both 17 years old.  But, abortion wasn’t readily available in the early 1980s, and if the situation had been now, I don’t doubt the idea that I wouldn’t be around today.  It’s a sad state of affairs when our young girls think they don’t have the option to adopt the child out to a family who can’t have kids.  Now that I’m pretty sure the Chemo has ruined my reproductive system, I’ll be sure to adopt from young mothers who wouldn’t be able to otherwise keep their child.

So please, pray for the Act to fail, sign the petition, and if you feel so inclined, tell your senator to vote against it as well.