Monday, January 12, 2009

Letter to President Obama

Below is the letter that I am asking you to send to President Obama. You may amend it as you see fit. Please PRINT and MAIL this letter with your signature between January 17 and January 18! Thank you for helping to fight for a better America!

President Barack H. Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20500

Dear President Obama:

I am writing to ask you and members of Congress not to approve the bill S.1173 Freedom of Choice Act. My opposition to this bill is based on the following points:

• In Sec. 2. Findings, the bill informs its readers that before Roe v. Wade thousands of women died annually in the United States from illegal abortions. This claim wildly exaggerates the facts, which may easily be found online;
•The bill seems to call for taxpayer support of abortion;
•The bill disallows or outlaws the rights of parents in terms of notification and consent regarding abortions for underage teenagers;
•Sec. 4. Interference with Reproductive Health Prohibited states that "a government may not deny or interfere with a woman's right to choose," a position which denies the regulatory rights of a state in our federal system;
•Sec. 4 also allows the termination of a pregnancy after "viability where termination is necessary to protect the life or health of the woman." This point clearly reestablishes the practice of partial-birth abortions;
•FOCA will require hospitals, including those founded and funded by organizations opposed to abortions, to practice abortion;
•FOCA eliminates strict regulation of abortion clinics and may subject women to abortion by non-physicians.

With all due respect, I ask you to keep this bill from becoming law.


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