Fighting FOCA

The Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA; S. 1173, H.R. 1964) is again before Congress, and the results of Tuesday’s elections greatly increase the probability that FOCA will become law. Our president-elect, Barack Obama, has promised to sign FOCA. We need to make sure that he doesn’t have the chance.

The USCCB’s FOCA Fact Sheet (PDF opens in new window) lists six major ways in which FOCA imposes abortion and demolishes individual liberty (emphasis mine):

  1. FOCA will invalidate laws to protect a woman from unsafe abortion clinics and to ensure that she is informed about abortion.
  2. FOCA will require taxpayers to pay for abortions.
  3. FOCA will require states to allow “partial-birth” and other late-term abortions.
  4. FOCA will require states to allow abortions by non-physicians.
  5. FOCA will bar laws protecting a right of conscientious objection to abortion.
  6. FOCA will deny parents an opportunity to be involved in their minor daughter’s abortion decision.

It is “the most radical abortion legislation in U.S. history.”

People have been talking about it, but now we need to act. Let’s make sure that FOCA (S. 1173, H.R. 1964) doesn’t become law. Please contact your U.S. Representative and your two U.S. Senators NOW by fax, email, or phone. Tell them, “Please pledge now to oppose FOCA.” Full contact info can be found at and You can also call the U.S. Capitol switchboard: (202) 224-3121.

Talk to your friends and family. Encourage them to contact their Representative and Senators. Make sure they know the damage the FOCA will do.

Visit the USCCB page devoted to FOCA for more information, media ads, and action alerts.

9 responses

  1. Please pass this on to whomever you can: Preists for life Action plan link:

    “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought
    into captivity to the obedience of Christ”. (2 Corinthians 10:4,5)

  2. I guess the priority for our new president’s administration is to defend the country against the evil children in the womb. Nice guy.

  3. We must fight to protect the unborn children. This new presidency sure isn’t going to. I foresee much blood-shed ahead in our country. The many issues ahead will create tremendous anger on both sides of the fence.

  4. I think it is important to also send those anti-foca postards to Obama – tell him what you think. We need to get petitions going in our local communities and send them off as well. I believe that our funds should go to make billboards that flood the entire Washington DC area.

  5. Obama, is doing so many anti faith things. This country needs to rise up and stop him before he abolishes all that’s good and worthy.

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