Thursday, January 22, 2009

Abortion Foes Prepare To Fight FOCA


Thousands converged on the nation's capitol Thursday to mark the 36th anniversary of Roe versus Wade. But anti-abortion supporters are already looking ahead toward what could be their first big legislative battle.
Much has been made of President Obama's reversal of an executive order that banned abortion funding for non-governmental groups working outside the U.S. But abortion opponents already have their sights set on another piece of legislation, called FOCA. That's short for Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA).
First introduced in 2007, FOCA is meant to protect a woman's right to begin, prevent or continue a pregnancy. Anti-abortion groups are worried about it because President Obama has said he would sign the bill into law.
What would FOCA mean locally? Click HERE for the full story.
For more on the Catholic church's position on FOCA, click HERE.
For more on Planned Parenthood's position, click HERE.

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