Dear (Mr. President Elect Obama, Senator, Congressman, or Congresswoman):
The Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) would far exceed the codification of Roe V. Wade through its creation of a “fundamental right” to abortion. If enacted, this legislation would deprive states of their ability to limit and regulate abortion by invalidating laws that prohibit “partial-birth” and late term abortions. It would also limit measures designed to protect women from unsafe clinics and uninformed decisions, and undercut the conscience protections of physicians, hospitals and hospital personnel.
In addition, FOCA would subsidize abortion with the tax dollars of citizens who are morally opposed to abortion and committed to the protection of innocent human life. In each of these areas, as well as others, the “Freedom of Choice Act” is extreme and expansive in its reach, and I ask you to do everything in your power to prevent its passage.