Dear Advocates for Life,
The last Catholic Lobbyist Day was in 2005. The Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon has their Lobbying Day on Monday, March 14th, at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 790 Marion St, NE Salem, Oregon. Since we are part of their team, they are speaking for us even though we are supposed to be separate at the Capitol. They differ on abortion which we turn a blind eye to.. our fault.
Let's pray that the Archdiocese of Portland puts some money towards all this legislation. Remember, their pro-life budget...is less than $2,000 a year. Father Taaffe's homes for unwed mothers was not afforded any funds, now they are part of Catholic Community Services which is hopefully better. He was very unhappy when he was alive because he was on his own. Oregon Right to Life has not been afforded any funds. Precious Children is not given any money. Our Oregon Catholic unborn are not a priority.
If the Archdpdx worked as hard as they are on this "Capitol Campaign/Archdiocese Appeal" would there be any assisted suicide in Oregon? Would Planned Parenthood have a new killing facility on Martin Luther King Blvd.
They are trying to make hay while the sun shines in the pews and now knocking on our doors for money. Pitiful.
Unborn Infant Pain Relief Act
Bill Summary:Recent scientific studies have shown that unborn children can feel pain five months into a pregnancy. The Unborn Infant Pain Relief Act prohibits any doctor’s attempt to perform a late term abortion when it has been determined that the probable post fertilization age of the unborn child is 5 months or older except to save the mother’s life.
To apply current health and safety standards to abortion clinics
Bill Summary:Revises definition of ambulatory surgical center to include medical facility operated substantially for purpose of performing abortions. Specifies criteria. Currently medical facilities that perform abortions are not regulated by the Oregon Health Department.
Third one releases Oregon Funds from the Federal Health Care Legislation
There is a third bill in Oregon waiting for a working title. It has to do with no taxpayer funding for abortion. Let's hope it's on lobbyist Roger Martin's radar screen.
“In the absence of faith, we govern by tenderness, and tenderness leads to the gas chamber.” – Flannery O’Connor, novelist and short story writer