07 Jan Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Religion, Freedom of Abortion
Looks like the U.S. abortion proponents are at it again. This time they have created what appears to be a new, updated version of the U.S. Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights was carefully enacted over time and with the ratification of a super-majority of all the states. It recognizes in a legitimate way the basic rights of individual citizens and gives a guarantee that the federal government will not overstep its authority over individual citizens; giving credibility to government and protection to its citizens.
However, when congressional action sets a new precedence for the creation of a fundamental right, it is time to take note…and take action.
The United States of America defined the fundamental rights of its citizens through the state ratification process in 1791. These fundamental rights became known as the first 10 amendments to the Bill of Rights. They include: the right of religion and speech, the right to keep and bear arms, the right of private property, fair treatment of those accused of crimes, protection from unreasonable search and seizure, freedom from self-incrimination, a speedy and impartial jury trial, and representation by counsel. The federal government is also prohibited from depriving any person of life, liberty or property without due process of law. Additional rights are granted to those accused of crimes as well. Other rights followed, although the first 10 are recognized as the fundamental rights of citizens.
The Freedom of Choice Act introduced in April of 2007 creates a new fundamental right. If passed into law, this legislation will protect the right to abortion just as if ratified as an amendment to the Bill of Rights.
Practically speaking, this legislation if passed will pre-empt all state and federal law, and case law including the recent Gonzales vs. Carhart ruling that upholds the federal partial birth abortion ban. It will also supersede any and all law defining the viability of the “fetus”.
Parental notification laws will be void and taxpayers will be expected to pay for all government funded abortions, including late-term abortions.
In essence, any female of any age will be guaranteed an abortion on demand through and up to the birth of the baby.
FOCA also creates a new “right” to sue, ensuring abortion services from every hospital and health care provider no matter their religious views or right of conscience.
No other piece of legislation has the potential to force widespread abortion access to so many women than FOCA. The harmful negative effects of a coercive federal government will have the founding fathers rolling in their graves.
Email your Congressmen and US Senators today. Tell them that FOCA is anti-life, anti-family and anti-American.
You can also join the fight against FOCA by signing up here: www.fightfoca.com