Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Abortion, A Doctor's Conscience and Obama's Lack of Campaign Commitment

by Paul Weyrich
December 29, 2008 Note: Paul M. Weyrich is the late chairman of the Free Congress Research and Education Foundation. He was an early pro-life advocate starting in the 1970s and this is likely his last column on the subject of abortion prior to his recent death.

The President-elect appears to have stepped back from some of his campaign promises. That merely is speculation. We shall see. The President-elect did make a dogmatic statement regarding the so-called "Freedom of Choice" Act (FOCA).

He said he will propose FOCA, which would eliminate all State and Federal restrictions upon abortion. It would purport to force Christian hospitals to perform abortions or close. It would demand that physicians perform abortions or give up their practice.

Whatever happened to freedom of conscience?

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