Obama Makes promise to Planned Parenthood
The so-called Freedom of Choice Act could wipe away every state law limiting abortion.
Last year, presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., made a promise to the Planned Parenthood Action Fund:
“The first thing I’d do as president is sign the Freedom of Choice Act,” he said.
The so-called Freedom of Choice Act could wipe away every state law limiting abortion, undoing decades of legal work, research and educational successes.
Obama has co-sponsored the legislation with 18 other senators. The bill has the support of 109 members of Congress.
“Thirty-five years after Roe, abortion supporters, like Senator Obama, are dismayed that abortion remains a divisive issue and that their radical agenda has not been submissively accepted by the American public,” writes Denise M. Burke, vice president of Americans United for Life.
“Rather than confronting legitimate issues concerning the availability and safety of abortion, they choose to blatantly ignore the concerns and interests of everyday Americans, as well as the growing evidence that abortion hurts women.”
Day Gardner, president of the National Black Pro-Life Union, said even the federal Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act could be overturned.
“This shows exactly how dangerous this man is to unborn children,” he said. “We are killing off our children, and this is something we really have to pay attention to.”
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Americans United for Life takes a closer look at the so-called Freedom of Choice Act.
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