I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I fervently pray that Obama’s many promises to pass the Freedom of Choice Act to Planned Parenthood and the far-left pro-abortion people is as genuine as his campaign public funding promises. I hope that it never comes to pass. Millions of lives depend on it, and that is no exaggeration.
But here it is, from the horse’s mouth (warning, I threw up in my mouth a little bit when I read this): Obama statement on the 35th anniversary of Roe v. Wade
From Hot Air:
“Melinda Henneberger looks at the threat the Freedom of Choice Act poses to Catholic health-care centers that want no part of abortion, and concludes that the legislation would probably strip them of their opt-out for conscience. Henneberger believes that the bishops mean exactly what they say when warning that they will close the doors on every facility rather than be forced to perform abortions — and wonders how the Obama administration plans to replace a third of all hospitals in the nation?
Would Congress pass FOCA? If the Republicans hold onto their seats in Minnesota and Georgia, they’ll have enough Senators to filibuster it, but Henneberger wonders if Obama would have enough votes to pass the bill on straight majorities. Once the bill’s sweeping nature becomes known, she believes that only the hard-Left Representatives and Senators would back the bill, leaving FOCA to die quietly as it has in every session of Congress for the last 15 years it’s been proposed.
Obama pledged to make FOCA his highest priority, though, and his appointment of Emily’s List spokesperson Ellen Moran as his communications director sent a message that he intends to pursue it. Henneberger believes that any attempt to force FOCA through Congress will “reignite the culture war he so deftly sidestepped throughout this campaign,” as well as make fools out of pro-Obama Catholics like Douglas Kmiec. I don’t see Obama backing away from his pledge to make Planned Parenthood’s dreams come true, and I hope that Henneberger’s correct about Congress stopping those plans.”
That’s why it’s so important for Norm Coleman to prevail in Minnesota and for Saxby Chambliss to prevail in Georgia against pro-abortion politicians Al Franken and Jim Martin. If the Democrats gain a 60 seat, fillibuster-proof majority in the Senate, FOCA is looking like a very scary reality in the forthcoming Obama administration.