Barack Obama promised pro-abortionists he would sign the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) should Congress pass the legislation (see video below). From FOX News:
The act is designed to eliminate the "threats that remain" to Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 Supreme Court abortion rights decision that prompted the annual March for Life. Those threats include possible reversal of the decision and "legislative or administrative policies that make abortion more difficult and dangerous to obtain."From the pro-abortion side, FOCA is viewed as a guardian of women's health, both physical and mental. It relieves the burden of a unwanted child, thus enhancing the quality of life, and will decrease the number of abortions needed through planned parenthood. Today, Nancy Pelosi, speaking to George Stephanopolous, defends expenditures in Obama's new stimulus plan - "hundreds of millions" for contraceptives and Family Planning, "reduces costs." Friends, think about this - the Translation: abortions and condums "reduce costs to the states." Babies harm our well-being, that's what Nancy says. The former President of Catholics for Choice in Washington D.C. says FOCA will ensure all women, no matter their age, and particularly poor women, that FOCA will remove the opportunity for "political whims" denying the availability of legal abortion. From the pro-life side, FOCA is viewed as murder, and second as an abuse of a parent's right to participate in decisions regarding own child's pregnancy. Both pro-abortionists and pro-lifers say their supporters are energized by Obama's willingness to enact FOCA. From the pro-life viewpoint, finding something to be enthused about can't be an easy task. With FOCA looming, there's no doubt it will motivate pro-lifers and conservative religious organizations to get on the telephone to Congress, but the reality is...the path for the President to bring FOCA to his base is unobstructed...unless more than a few in Congress have their hearts touched by the thought of a innocent's death. Noreen Hobson, President of the Right to Life Organization, sees the glass at least half-full. In Obama's inaugural speech, she reminds us, he acknowledges "the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness." Good luck with that! "FOCA does restrict abortions after the fetus is viable, or can live outside of the woman, which is approximately 24 weeks into the pregnancy...." This is no small blessing.