Freedom of Choice bill unlikely to get anywhere in Congress

Zapor, Patricia
December 2008
National Catholic Reporter;12/12/2008, Vol. 45 Issue 4, p5
The article reports on the possibility that the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) will not succeed under the U.S. 111th Congress. Pro-life organizations express concerns for potential administrative actions under Democrat President-elect Barack Obama, like reversing the ban on federal funding on embryonic stem-cell research and repealing the Hyde amendment. According to a legal analysis, the new version of FOCA would wipe out many of the state laws and impede states' ability to regulate abortion.


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