The Brownback letter states that the Freedom of Choice Act
(FOCA) is an "imminent threat" and that the aforementioned senators are cosponsors of the bill, though the legislation does not actually exist.
He has promised that, if elected, he would promptly sign the Freedom of Choice Act
which would prevent any federal, state, or local government agency from restricting access to abortion.
Sponsored by Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), the Freedom of Choice Act
Congressional leaders could also decline to bring legislation to the floor without an assured two-thirds majority, as they did with the Freedom of Choice Act
before the 1992 elections--conveniently sparing members a recorded vote.
Many of us were subjected to scare tactics of how, if passed, the Freedom of Choice Act
would mean the end of Catholic hospitals.
Regarding Kerry, CNS notes, "Kerry voted six times against the partial-birth abortion ban; was a co-sponsor of the Freedom of Choice Act
, which would have prohibited states from placing limits on abortion; opposes parental involvement in minors' abortion decisions; and has vowed to reverse the 'Mexico City policy' and to 'only appoint Supreme Court justices who will uphold a woman's right to choose'" (LifeSiteNews, August 15, 2004).
Such a law would complement the Freedom of Choice Act
, currently making its way through Congress, which would effectively codify Roe v.
cc/1pmEMbO], NRLC President Carol Tobias patiently explained why the measure is even more radical than the infamous Freedom of Choice Act
As a matter of fact, the Freedom of Choice Act
died with the 110th Congress and, a week after the inauguration of President Barack Obama, has not been reintroduced.
Mary's College in California featured a convocation address from Leon Panetta, who co-sponsored the "Freedom of Choice Act
" in 1990 as chief of staff to President Clinton.
But if all women are to be able to exercise their fundamental right to choose, Congress will need to pass the Freedom of Choice Act
, without encumbering amendments, to bar state interference with that right.
(President Clinton endorsed the Freedom of Choice Act
which would have swept aside virtually every state limitation on abortion.)