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Freedom of Choice Act. Sounds downright patriotic, doesn’t it? Bands playing…flags waving against an azure sky. Don’t be fooled.

The Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) would eliminate every restriction on abortion nationwide.

  • 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.

Barack Obama believes this legislation will “end the culture wars.” To him, “ending the culture wars” means eradicating every state and federal law on abortion — laws that the majority of Americans support. [i]

I recently read the following in a post about FOCA by one of our team members, Darlene:

Okay. I am mad. It is okay to be mad as a Christian. Do you think Jesus was happy when he entered the temple and saw business deals going down in His Father’s House? Do you think he tipped those tables and cleared the economic strife with gentleness and joy? I bet he was fuming. And folks, I am there. I am fuming mad. And I don’t often beat around the bush. It is time for us, as Christians, children of God, and followers of Jesus Christ to get busy.

She then followed it up with what she imagined God might be saying to us, regarding this issue:

“Get off your duffers and do something.
Say something.
Quit quibbling about nonsense.
Put your money where your mouth is.
And where your heart is.
Stand shoulder to shoulder with your brothers and sisters.
To be the shining light, you need to turn on your light people!”

I couldn’t agree more. I think we are taking a step in the right direction with our prayer team. We are, essentially, “standing shoulder to shoulder” as we pray together about this issue. There are a couple of other things we can do as well:

  • Watch this video:

  • Sign the petitions at FIGHT FOCA and LIFE ISSUES INSTITUTE.
  • Get the word out about our prayer team by posting our grab-button on your sidebar (you’ll find it on mine). Post about it and, if you Facebook, talk about it there, as well. The more people on the team, the stronger we’ll be.

Finally, to keep us accountable, I’d like for each of you to check in by leaving a comment (include your name and state) on the Sunday night post – each week, starting tonight. It will be encouraging to all of us and keep us focused and banded together.

Tomorrow, let’s join hearts together and pray this scripture over our president:

“…Before I formed you in the womb [Barack Obama] I knew you,
before you were born I set you apart.”
Jeremiah 1:4

Lord, we join together this day in prayer for President Obama. Lord we pray that Your Word would be placed before him and that He would be able to see the Living Truth for today that is found in this ancient script. Move him to begin to personalize this scripture to see that his own personal plan was put in motion before he was conceived and that he was “set apart” to stand in this unique position to effect the plans of millions. Burden and convict his heart, O Father, with the weight of his decisions and birth a change toward LIFE. Believing and praying in the MIGHTY, LIFE-GIVING NAME OF JESUS CHRIST. Amen.