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The abortion industry is pushing legislation that would effectively reverse all state and federal laws limiting or regulating abortion, including laws that ban partial-birth abortion.

Abortion Industry Pushes Legislation to Eliminate all Limitations on Abortion  

Pro-abortion members of Congress are expected to introduce legislation soon that will eliminate any and all state or federal limitations on abortion.

The bill, which has been titled the "Freedom of Choice Act" in past sessions, would effectively prohibit any and all regulations or restriction on abortion at both the state and federal level. Under this legislation, even state laws governing informed consent and parental notice would be overturned.

As a Presidential candidate, then Senator Barack Obama told the Planned Parenthood Action Fund on July 17, 2007 that "the first thing I'd do as president is sign the Freedom of Choice Act.  That's the first thing that I'd do."

Since becoming President, Obama has said that "the Freedom of Choice Act is not my highest legislative Priority."  However, White House aides have made it clear that, if and when FOCA reaches the President's desk, he will sign it into law.  Political observers say the delay in reintroducing the FOCA bill is a political tactic and that it is likely to reappear soon -- with very short notice for pro-life organizations that have worked to rally opposition to the bill.

FOCA would reverse a number of pro-life victories in recent years, including a recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to hold a ban on partial-birth abortions.

Please contact your U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator's TODAY and urge them to oppose the "Freedom of Choice Act" whenever it is reintroduced.

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Obama's record on abortion is extreme. He opposed the ban on partial-birth abortion -- a practice a fellow Democrat, the late Daniel Patrick Moynihan, once called "too close to infanticide." Obama strongly criticized the Supreme Court decision upholding the partial-birth ban. In the Illinois state Senate, he opposed a bill similar to the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, which prevents the killing of infants mistakenly left alive by abortion.  [Read more]