Free Republic
Browse · Search
Bloggers & Personal
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Fighting FOCA in the Land of Lincoln
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=54486897894 ^

Posted on 03/17/2009 6:48:04 AM PDT by J. Rexmire

From OneNewsNow...

Illinois is the first battleground for a Freedom of Choice Act at the state level.

The Illinois FOCA bill made it out of a House committee, sending it to the House floor. Eric Scheidler of the Pro-Life Action League tells OneNewsNow that success caught them by surprise.

"I think the reason for that is that Planned Parenthood is pouring resources into supporting this bill," says the pro-life activist. "They see that they're not [likely] to get the national FOCA bill...at this time, so they're going to the states [and] they're dumping a lot of money and a lot of effort into this."

And he says FOCA is dangerous to the pro-life movement because it will do away with any and all restrictions on abortion.

"There can be no interference with a woman getting an abortion," he explains. "So this would mean, for example, that Illinois' ban on partial-birth abortion would be thrown out."

And as for parental notification in Illinois? "We have a bill [that was] passed in the mid-90s that has never been enforced because our enemies on the anti-family side have been trying to keep it tied up in federal court," says Scheidler.

Passage of the FOCA bill would mean the death of the parental notification bill. There will be a strong effort to defeat the measure in Illinois, but Scheidler says such an effort would also send a strong message to Washington to not introduce a FOCA bill at the federal level.

***

Click here and join the "Stop FOCA" group on Facebook and help spread the word about this monstrous legislation to your friends.


TOPICS: Politics; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: abortion; foca; obama; politics

1 posted on 03/17/2009 6:48:05 AM PDT by J. Rexmire
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Bloggers & Personal
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson