In 2007, in response to the April 18 U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, prominent Democratic members of Congress the next day reintroduced the so-called “Freedom of Choice Act” (FOCA), a proposed federal law to nullify virtually all federal and state limitations on abortion.
At WND, there’s an article about “FOCA” by Chuck Norris:
Some people think after 35 years of ceaseless controversy since the Supreme Court’s ruling in Roe v. Wade that abortion is an “old” issue better dropped. But as my friend and prolific author Randy Alcorn wrote in his small book “Why Pro-Life?” “Abortion has set us on a dangerous course. We may come to our senses and back away from the slippery slope. Or we may follow it to its inescapable conclusion – a society in which the powerful, for their self-interest, determine which human beings will live and which will die.”
Abortion is not about a woman’s “right to choose.” It is about a more fundamental “right to life,” which is one of three specifically indentified unalienable rights in the Declaration (and the Constitution through Article VII and the Bill of Rights). And it is a violation of government’s primary purpose: to protect innocent life.
Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1809: “The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government.” He was not, of course, writing about the America of today, with state-sanctioned and even subsidized abortion, and a movement to promote the killing of the elderly through euthanasia. But he could have been. And his belief in what should be “the first and only legitimate object of government” should still stand – and that includes for the president of the United States of America. . . .