Friday, July 18, 2008

Obama and Planned Parenthood

The following is from an FRC Action update:
A year ago today, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) stood before Planned Parenthood (PP)and vowed that his first priority as president would be to sign the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA). According to NARAL Pro-Choice America, FOCA would "codify Roe v. Wade into law and guarantee a woman's right to choose in all 50 states."...If enacted, FOCA would obliterate hundreds of state laws that protect women, parents, children, and health care workers, while forcing taxpayers to foot the bill for millions of abortions. It would overturn commonsense laws like parental notification, conscience protections, abortion waiting periods, informed consent, and regulations for women's health...Obama's support of FOCA hits particularly close to home among African-Americans...While the NAACP national leadership and Sen. Obama stubbornly champion the abortion industry, groups like PP are profiting from the disproportionate number of black pregnancies that end inside their walls. Given the devastating effect of abortion on one in every two black pregnancies, shouldn't the NAACP be leading the charge against it?
Good question. Please read the entire article at FRC Action.

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