Tuesday, January 20, 2009

"The Freedom of Choice Act" tops Obama's To-Do List


As happy as I am for the huge victory this accomplishment is for so many African Americans, and others.... my heart is so sad to think of what our country is going to become.

Joe and I had a legnthy discussin last night on Partial Birth Abortions.

Barack Obama spoke at a Planned Parenthood Action Fund event, uttering the now infamous line, "Well, the first thing I'd do as president is, is sign the Freedom of Choice Act. [Applause.] That's the first thing that I'd do."

Obama made his remark in response to a question from the audience...

Um, as you were talking about earlier, the recent Bush Supreme Court's decision really took away critically important decisions from women and put them in the hands of politicians. And as a result of this, we're expecting, and have already seen, so much anti-choice legislation at the state level. Um, what would you do at the federal level not only to ensure access to abortion but to make sure that the judicial nominees that you will inevitably be able to pick are true to the core tenets of Roe v. Wade?
Obama was answering that he believed FOCA would combat "anti-choice legislation at the state level" and take judges out of the abortion debate. That it would, on steroids. It would overturn all 300+ local, state, and federal abortion restriction laws, such as the Partial Birth Abortion Ban.

Obama Statement on 35th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade Decision

FOCA would wipe away every restriction on abortion nationwide.
This would eradicate state and federal laws that the majority of Americans support, such as:

Bans on Partial Birth Abortions.

Requirements that women be given information about the risks of getting an abortion. They will no longer require these women to go through counseling.

Only licensed physicians can perform abortions. (They will actually be forced to do so or forced to work near a place they can refer the patient to. FOCA will even force faith-based hospitals and healthcare facilities to perform abortions.) Thank you, Lord, that my husband is not an OB!

Parents must be informed and give consent to their minor daughter's abortion.

FOCA would erase these laws and prevent states from enacting similar protective measures in the future.

FOCA will compel taxpayer funding of abortions. (That would be US!)

Please join me in signing the petition to fight FOCA!

Let your friends know! When you sign up, you’ll get an email verification that we received your information. At the bottom of that email is some suggested text you can take and send to those you know who would oppose the radical nature of FOCA.



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