Freedom of Choice Act

29 Oct

I wanted to bring some attention to an act that Obama has said he will pass if he gets elected into office. He has stated he will pass this bill on his website. I just wanted everyone to realize what exactly this act will mean. Of course, the general idea is that women will be have the right to choose to have an abortion. Now, I am pro-life but this is not the part that bothers me.

There are two parts that really, really bother me about this bill. The first is that there will not be limitations on when a woman can have an abortion. This means that if a woman wants to have an abortion a week before the baby is due, she can. Partial birth abortion will be legal. If you guys are unaware of what exactly partial birth abortion mean, I urge you to look it up. I will not describe it here because it makes me sick.

The part that bothers me the most is that this bill will lift the ban on federally funding abortions. That means that my tax dollars may go toward abortions and I have no say in that at all. Even pro-choicers cannot argue that this is ok. To be pro-choice means that you believe that every woman has the right to choose for herself if abortion is an option. This also means that I can CHOOSE to not support abortion. How can taking my money to fund abortions that I very, very strongly disagree with fair or right? It is not.

I think this is an issue people need to understand. This goes way beyond pro-choice. Please do your research into this act and decide if you think this is a good idea.

Sources: http://www.catholic.org/politics/story.php?id=29839

http://www.frc.org/insight/focusing-on-foca-freedom-of-choice-act-would-harm-women-and-remove-protections

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One Response to “Freedom of Choice Act”

  1. Haley October 30, 2008 at 11:41 pm #

    Becs, Just had to let you know that I went out and voted today…for McCain.We seem to have a lot in common! 🙂 Haley

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