Opponents of the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA), legislation supported by President-elect Obama that would establish a federal statutory right to abortion that goes beyond Roe v. Wade, must act urgently to halt its passage.
Or so the nations leading antiabortion advocates would have you believe.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!!! WE MUST ACT IMMEDIATELY!!! screams the flier produced by the National Right to Life Committee, formed in 1973 to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Meanwhile, Chicago Auxiliary Bishop Thomas Paprocki said this month that FOCA could mean discontinuing obstetrics in our hospitals, and we may need to consider taking the drastic step of closing our Catholic hospitals entirely. Cardinal Francis George, president of the bishops conference, agreed, saying that Paprockis warning was well-founded.
Heres the reality: FOCA has as much chance of passage as the 0-10 Detroit Lions have of winning the next Super Bowl.