i got a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach when i read this story
New Florida town would restrict abortion
Domino's founder building community around Catholic university
NAPLES, Florida (AP) -- If Domino's Pizza founder Thomas S. Monaghan has his way, a new town being built in Florida will be governed according to strict Roman Catholic principles, with no place to get an abortion, pornography or birth control.
The pizza magnate is bankrolling the project with at least $250 million and calls it "God's will."
Civil libertarians say the plan is unconstitutional and are threatening to sue.
The town of Ave Maria is being constructed around Ave Maria University, the first Catholic university to be built in the United States in about 40 years. Both are set to open next year about 25 miles east of Naples in southwestern Florida.
The town and the university, developed in partnership with the Barron Collier Co., an agricultural and real estate business, will be set on 5,000 acres with a European-inspired town center, a massive church and what planners call the largest crucifix in the nation, at nearly 65 feet tall. Monaghan envisions 11,000 homes and 20,000 residents.....
(and i wonder instead of building the LARGEST crucifix in the nation, why not donate that money to some catholic orphanage or educational program or catholic soup kitchen (there's a damn fine one in hartford - mercy shelter)
and by the way, if it seems like i am PROMOTING abortion - i am NOT. it is MY right as a woman in the united states to have one or not. it's also ALL OF MY SISTER'S RIGHTS