As Christians who also happen to be under the authority of civil governments (Romans 13:1-7), we belong to two kingdoms–one earthly, one heavenly.
As good citizens of the earthly kingdom, we are commanded to pray for those in positions of civil authority (1 Timothy 2:1-4). As good citizens of the heavenly kingdom, our ultimate allegiance belongs to Christ; so that even as we pray for our leaders, we’re to “take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them” (Ephesians 5:11)
The Fight FOCA petition is about exposing the dark, unfruitful work of abortion, and opposing it. I urge you to prayerfully read and sign the petition, and contact your legislators.
The Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) is a disastrous piece of legislation. Here is a blurb from the Fight FOCA website:
FOCA Would Wipe Away Every Restriction on Abortion Nationwide
This would eradicate state and federal laws that the majority of Americans support, such as:
- Bans on Partial Birth Abortion
- Requirements that women be given information about the risks of getting an abortion
- Only licensed physicians can perform abortions
- Parents must be informed and give consent to their minor daughter’s abortion
FOCA would erase these laws and prevent states from enacting similar protective measures in the future.
I hope and pray that you respond like men and women of courage, faith, and conviction to this potentially tragic overthrow of 25 years worth of pro-life gains.