February 13, 2009

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Abortion bill would have bad effects on health care

If you think abortion is a private matter between a woman and her doctor, you’ll want to think again when you know what the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) will do if passed. FOCA will make abortion a fundamental right and no government—federal, state or local—may deny or interfere with this right. It will bar any law that protects the right of conscientious objection.

Doctors and nurses who believe abortion is murder will be forced to take part in abortion or be put in jail. Catholic hospitals will be forced to do abortions or else close down. Medical care as we know it will be in serious jeopardy.

Parents will not be able to protect their daughters from dangers posed by abortion. We will be forced to pay for abortion with our tax dollars.

FOCA is a lie because it does not give women the right to abortion.

Roe v. Wade did that in January 1973. Therefore, it is unnecessary. It will, instead, take away the rights of American citizens.

Pro-life supporters are always told not to impose their beliefs on others. It seems to be acceptable when it is the pro-abortion supporters imposing their beliefs on others.

If you are on the fence about abortion, it is time to get off and stand up for what is right. It is time to contact your senators and representatives, and demand to know why this bill is even being considered and what they are doing about it.

- Mary Badinghaus, Lawrenceburg

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