“We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has gone through. I do not think that wide circles of the American society or wide circles of the Christian community realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church, of the Gospel and the anti-Gospel. This confrontation lies within the plans of divine providence. It is a trial which the whole Church… must take up.” Karol Cardinal Wotyla (Sept. 1976)

Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Sterilization Lottery

KSLA reports:

"Representative John LaBruzzo of Metairie, [Louisianna]. wants to pay poor people to get sterilized and reward rich people for having children. ...He has come up with the idea of voluntary sterilization for the poor. As a reward, they would get $1,000 from the state government. "If we don't break generational welfare trend, lot of people feel taken advantage of, then another problem on our hands. LaBruzzo is also thinking about proposing tax incentives for people not on welfare to encourage them to have children."

Thankfully, New Orleans' Archbishop Alfred Hughes is addressing the issue as reported by USA Today:

"...Archbishop Alfred Hughes has denounced a lawmaker's proposal to pay poor people to undergo sterilization as "an egregious affront to those targeted and blatantly anti-life." "Our lawmakers would do better to focus on policies that promote education and achievement to counteract poverty and the bigotry of low expectations, " Hughes said in a statement Thursday."

The only difference between this Congressmen's line of thought and the forced sterilizations on the poor going on in China is the check. This makes us true American Capitalists.

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