Postcards are available to urge Congress to vote against FOCA

CHARLESTON — In November 2008, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops voted unanimously to mobilize their resources, dioceses and the entire Catholic community to retain current pro-life laws and policies.

They also took a stand to oppose the federal funding and promotion of abortion, including the so-called “Freedom of Choice Act,” or any similar pro-abortion measure.

The bishop’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities has authorized a national pro-life postcard campaign to send that message to Congress.

The campaign launches Jan. 24-25. It is coordinated by the USCCB’s Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities and the National Committee for a Human Life Amendment.

The postcards are designed for general use from constituents to their elected representatives.

According to the USCCB Web site, FOCA is described as “the most radical and divisive” pro-abortion legislation ever introduced in Congress. It makes abortion a fundamental right that government cannot limit. FOCA would also overturn many existing widely-supported policies, including laws protecting parental notification, informed consent and the conscience rights of medical professionals. Laws preventing partial-birth abortion and taxpayer funding of abortion would also be overturned.

Each postcard strip contains three cards: one to the U.S. Representative whose name can be found on, and one for each U.S. Senator. The S.C. senators are Lindsey Graham and Jim DeMint.  

The postcards can be ordered in English or Spanish, or downloaded as a PDF file. An education and action flyer in both English and Spanish also will be available.

To order or download the cards and flyers, visit or call NCHLA at (202) 393-0703.