The Knights of Columbus remind us that among the most important issues at stake Nov. 4 is FOCA [“Freedom of Choice Act”]:
As the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops declared recently:
“Abortion rights groups and their allies in Congress are promoting a radical bill called the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA). If this extreme measure is enacted, widely-supported and constitutionally-sound abortion regulations will be knocked down nationwide.”
- FOCA would force taxpayers to fund abortions.
- FOCA would require all states to allow partial birth and other late term abortions.
- FOCA would violate the consciences of health care providers.
As Supreme Knight Car Anderson stated in a letter to all Knights, “All of the progress we’ve made over the past 35 years in trying to limit and reduce abortions in the United States – would be invalidated with the stroke of a pen if the next Congress passes, and the next president signs, the so-called Freedom of Choice Act.”
Before you cast your vote on Tuesday, Nov. 4, please take the time and effort necessary to learn whether candidates for whom you might vote favor or oppose FOCA.
If your local candidates are not sponsors of FOCA, ask their campaigns what their position on the bill is.
U.S. Sen. Barack Obama’s position on FOCA can be found on this page from his campaign Web site:
U.S. Sen. John McCain’s position on FOCA can be found on this page from his campaign Web site.
- The Deadly Side of Spreading the Wealth, by Dorinda C. Bordlee (National Review). Three ways a President Obama will use your tax dollars to fund elective abortion on demand.