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I read in the Post about a new bill before both chambers of our Congress regarding abortion that I just could not believe. Can you tell me more about it and how it got introduced, by whom, etc? I think the Congress will have to return after Nov.4 elections to do anything or wait until the next president is installed. We here in our Bible Study on St. Paul would like to know more. Thank you. Ms. Alice J. Fink email@example.com
Answer by Judie Brown on 10/22/2008:
I believe you may be hearing about the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) which is the bill that Congress will examine after inauguration, January of 2009. This bill is one of the most dangerous pro-abortion bills ever to be discussed. The pro-aborts attempted to pass it once before during Bill Clinton's presidency, and they failed.
We hope they fail again in 2009. To learn more about this bill and the ramifications it would have on the law, I recommend the fact sheet published by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, which is on line at