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..JJanltary 8, 1993 The Message Monthly -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana 3 ,p , reject Life seeks to halt freedom of (:lao00ce act From Message, and organizers from Catholic pr0-1ife coordinator, will be Its only qualification was encouraged to take an active Catholic News Service Charities are involved in working with parish pro-life that states may "impose re- part in the letter-writing cam- Catholics who attend Mass at Churches in the Diocese of Evansville on the weekend of Jan. 23-24 will be encouraged to tell their senators and con- gressional representatives about their views on" the Free- dom of Choice Act Pastors, parish pro-life coordinators what is being called "Na- tional Project Life Sunday." Post cards will be available at churches throughout the diocese, according to Bernard Kazyak, diocesan director of Catholic Charities. Kazyak said that material is being sent to all parishes, and that Martha Halterman, diocesan Pro-life activities include March for Life i A,, pro-life activities planned in January are a trip  washington, D.C., for the annual March for Life, nod a pecial evening in Jasper for Dubois County teens. [ COnnie Anders of Evansville is arranging transportation [ fsr.94 young persons and adults one first-come, first- [ rvetl basis, to Washington D C The group will leave | [vsville Jan. 20 at 8 p.m. CST, particioate in the March or Lite in ' - - [ L. Washington, attend a serwce at the Nahonal I ,mnne of the Immaculate Conception, and do some sight- eeing before returning Jan. 24 at 10:30 a.m. CST. For morrnation, contact Anders at (812} 479-7902. The Dubois County Right to Life will sponsor a special viag for all high school students in the county, at Holy 7.3 lY Church in Jasper, on Wednesday, Jan. 20, from attt0 8:30 p.m. EST. The featured speaker will be Lori in.uews, a single mother who is the state coordinator of mona Teens for Life. coordinators. Three post cards -- two for the senators and one for the federal representative -- will be available, according to the plan. The diocesan activity is part of a national effort to stop the Freedom of Choice Act, launched by the U.S. bishops' Secretariat for Pro- Life Activities and the Na- tional Committee for a Human Life Amendment. On "National Project Life Sunday," they hope thou- sands of Catholics across the country will write their mem- bers of Congress, asking them to oppose the proposed fed- eral legislation that would outlaw state regulations on abortion. President Bush has op- posed the Freedom of Choice Act, but President-elect Clin- ton said he would sign it if Congress approves it, The bill, as introduced in Congress in 1992, said that "a state may not restrict the right of a woman to choose to ter- minate a pregnancy  1) be- fore fetal viability; or 2) at any time, if such termination is necessary to protect the life quirements medically neces- sary to protect the life or health of women." Facing a promised presi- dential veto, the bill did not reach a floor vote in either the House or the Senate in 1992, but backers were ex- pected to reintroduce it after the new Congress convenes in January. Supporters argue that the bill would only codify leg- islatively the abortion rights declared by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1973. Opponents argue that it would invalidate many popu- lar state laws that have been enacted since 1973 and found constitutional by the Supreme Court, such as in- formed consent, a waiting pe- riod and parental notification when a minor seeks an abor- tion. Some opponents have also criticized it for a lack of pro- visions to protect the rights of conscience of medical providers who oppose abor- tion. Cardinal Roger Mahony of Los Angeles, chairman of the bishops' Committee for Pro- Life Activities, said the ha- paign against the bill. Michael Taylor, executive director of the National Com- rnittee for a Human Life Amendment, said the bill "represents the extreme views of 10 or 11 percent of Americans at most .... It gives no evidence that Ameri- cans care to protect any un- born life at any time during pregnancy for any reason." Since the bill would re- quire states to permit abor- tion at any time during preg- nancy for the sake of the woman's health, including mental health, its opponents argue that in practice it would legalize abortion virtu- ally on demand even into the ninth month of pregnancy. "American Catholics have a responsibility to speak out against this further affront to the human rights of the most vulnerable human beings now in our society," Taylor said. The National Committee for a Human Life Amendment was founded in 1974 to mobi- lize U.S. Catholic support for legal protection of the an- "Funeral Pre.Planning Since 1940" or health of the woman." tion's 188 dioceses are being born. " 1 Miller .& Miller To Priests and Parishioners 7--........_4424 9274 .... . of the Catholic Diocese of Evansville: [ MPLITE INSURAICE SERVICE I I l: ., AJto! Home! Fire.& Life! I I I Your Personal Service Agent I Your expression of sympathy and prayers are a | I,-aames L. Wdl Ins. Agency Inc. great comfort to us. Thank yout | I Sister Louise and Jeanne Bond I $r' Marie EdwardiO.p./Vocation Directress KNOX COUNTY Sister Irma Lyon dies Dec. 18 . Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne ' " u0 Linda Avenue, Hawthorne, NY 10532 (9,4)769-,7 SEED COMPANY Services for Sist;;,Irwa Pro,--idencelinfina 19n9" She S,.Ed=,: Therese Lyon, S.P., made her vows 1926. SHARE A GREAT COMPASSION , The DOminican S" Ineurah)..__ tsters Of Hawthorne. We nurse ho,,,Z'." uancer patients in our seven free, modern nursing G',,'., lOcated in New York. Pennsvlvania, 0hib, Massachusetts, no;'r; find.Minnesota. Many who'enter our community have for the s !-urs!ng experience, but we all share a great compassion Livin,, t ,-unenng poor and delight at being able to help them. abili t; u- vows and participating in a life of prayer gives us the fU//Of Io;:e.. a }n this Apostolate. We seek women who are a Stro .... r.or tmrlst, and desire to Join a congregation with "g nPmtua! and community life. 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