Barack Obama’s Pledge to Overturn Every Pro-Life Abortion Law One Year Old
by Steven Ertelt
July 23, 2008
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — One year ago this week, Barack Obama promised activists with the nation’s largest abortion business that the first thing he would do as president is overturn every pro-life law in all 50 states. Obama said his first action would be signing the mislabeled Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA).
The measure, if it becomes law, would codify Roe v. Wade by making the infamous Supreme Court decision allowing unlimited abortions the law of the land.
But it would go further, warns Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council.
"If FOCA were to become law it would overturn hundreds of state laws that have put limits on abortion," he explains.
Perkins points to a new research paper written by FRC Vice President of Government Affairs Tom McClusky and he said Planned Parenthood, NARAL and other pro-abortion groups agree with This assessment.
The ACLU has said, "This [FOCA] bill prohibits such restrictions as parental notification and consent, as well as the requirement that all abortions be performed in a hospital, spousal consent, waiting periods, etc."
"Recent polls show that most Americans agree there should be more restrictions on abortion and that tax dollars should not go to the life-ending procedure," Perkins says. ‘However, the passage of FOCA would guarantee that more taxpayer dollars pay for abortions."
The McClusky paper points out that, while abortion advocates say they want to make abortions rarer, the state of Maryland, after it passed a law like FOCA, saw its abortion rates shoot upward.
That happened as the rest of the country experienced a general decline in the number of abortions over the last decade or more.
"Passage of FOCA would be a big payoff to the abortion industry at the deadly cost of citizens’ rights," Perkins concludes.
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