Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Barack Obama's "Freedom of Choice Act" Would Mean 125K More Abortions
This article concerns the so-called Freedom of Choice Act that
presidential candidate Barack Obama said he would make signing
his first action as president:
With so much attention on the economy, one area of federal
legislation that can be overlooked is abortion. An old and
dangerous bill that will increase abortions by an enormous amount
is being resurrected by abortion advocates: the Freedom of Choice
Act (FOCA). H.R. 1964 and S.1173.
FOCA is usually reported as codifying Roe v. Wade, but it is much
more. Since the Webster and Casey decisions in 1989 and 1992, the
Supreme Court has allowed states to limit abortion somewhat by
such things as requiring parental involvement and informed
consent, prohibiting government funding of most abortion, and
more recently outlawing most partial birth abortions.
But FOCA tolerates none of this. Advocates and opponents of FOCA
all agree that the bill would nullify every legal limit on
abortion, state, federal or otherwise.
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