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.
Pro-Life Groups Fear FOCA Will Become Law
Abortion Bill Rallies Pro-Life Movement
Pro-Life Groups Fear FOCA
Will Become Law
...Ever since President Obama took office, Pro-Life Americans have felt
uneasy about his support for the Freedom of Choice Act. The legislation
has failed in Congress in the past, but if introduced again there's a
good chance it will pass and be signed into law.?
Obama's Abortion Extremism
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.