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Pfeifer, who is the presiding bishop of the San Angelo Diocese, which encompasses 29 counties and 73 churches, including four in Abilene, said a nationwide card campaign got under way in November to urge the president not to sign the FOCA legislation.
setbacks under President Barack Obama, a supporter of abortion rights.
The Freedom of Choice Act was crafted in the Senate by Sen. Barbara Boxer, a California Democrat, and in the House of Representatives by Rep. Jerrold Nadler, a New York Democrat.
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The act would rescind or weaken anti abortion laws "piece by piece," the letter said.
"Thursday was a very important day in our country when, 36 years ago, the highest court in the Prada Nylon Shoulder Bag Black land gave the legal right to kill the unborn," said Bishop Michael Pfeifer, of the Catholic Diocese of San Angelo.
Some area residents took out anti abortion ads in the Thursday edition of the Reporter News to promote Sanctity of Human Life Week, Jan. 18 to 25.
The legislation would "in one tragic act overturn virtually all anti abortion laws nationwide," said the letter dated Wednesday and engineered by House Republican Leader John Boehner.
"This (issue) was one of the primary reasons so many people I know opposed him (Obama)," Statler said. "It is our prayer that the president moderate his position on abortion. It is difficult for me to understand that a man who adores his daughters as much as he does would not want every child to have life."
Other organizations are also hopeful the FOCA legislation will not pass.
The Roman Catholic Church and anti abortion groups are urging Obama not to sign the Freedom of Choice Act, which would prohibit federal, state or local governments from denying or interfering with a woman's right to choose to have an abortion. It would allow women to file retroactive lawsuits claiming harm from past denials.
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Sherri Statler, president of Christian Homes Family Services in Abilene, which promotes adoption, said members of her organization have been concerned since Obama made his views clear during his campaign.
supporting adoption," Statler said. "We are working through our organization to encourage Obama to promote adoption as well. I would hope Obama would extend that to unborn children, who are the most innocent."
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Thousands of abortion opponents and abortion rights supporters marched in front of the Supreme Court to mark the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade on Thursday.
"We are sending cards out to all of our churches and parishes and asking the members to send the cards to the congressmen asking them not to pass this legislation," Pfeifer said. "Our concern is if the legislation passes, abortion would become a fundamental right. Presently, states can put restrictions on this. We are now praying this will not pass."
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