A dear friend of mine sent me an email this evening about the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA), which President-Elect Obama promised early in his campaign to make one of his first priorities as President (if Congress first passes it). While I support some of what President-Elect Obama is trying to do, I do not support his position on abortion, and the FOCA especially worries me. Here's why, according to http://www.fightfoca.com/ (comment in brackets mine):
The Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) would eliminate every restriction on abortion nationwide.
- FOCA will do away with state laws on parental involvement, on partial birth abortion, and on all other protections [such as the requirement to fully disclose all the risks associated with having an abortion].
- FOCA will compel taxpayer funding of abortions.
- FOCA will force faith-based hospitals and healthcare facilities to perform abortions.
The FightFOCA site has a petition that will be sent to members of Congress. They currently have around 350,000 signatures. If you're also concerned about this, take a look at the site, do some research there and elsewhere, and sign the petition.