Pro-Choice Democrats FightFOCA
Join Fight FOCA Charmaine sent this note to 300,000 of her closest friends who are Fighting FOCA, the so called ‘Freedom of Choice Act,’
Thank you for recently taking action by contacting your Member of Congress and asking them to sign onto a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi defending pro-life riders.
Yesterday, the Jordan/Shuler letter was sent to Speaker Pelosi and released to the public with 180 Congressional signers — 157 Republicans and 23 Democrats.
Thank you for contacting your Representative. Because you took action with us, a broad coalition of Members of Congress made a public stand to defend our pro-life principles.
As we’ve mentioned before, the attacks on pro-life riders is the first attempt by the pro-abortion movement to pass the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) “by stealth”.
It is so vital we do whatever we can to defend these vital amendments to federal budget bills and keep our tax dollars from being used to pay for abortion here in the United States and on our military bases worldwide. Repealing these laws is the first target of Planned Parenthood and their allies — and their first step toward pushing the FOCA agenda.
The full text of the letter with all of the signatures is available on the AUL Action blog (PDF).
We look forward to keeping you informed as things progress on Capitol Hill and in state legislatures across the country.
Yours for Life,
Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D.
President & CEO
AUL Action The Legislative Arm of Americans United for Life
Thank you (foot)notes:
DAVID CRARY at The (liberal) Huffinton Post writes, Anti-Abortion Groups Invigorated By Obama Win, which generated 559 comments,
“The hardline, divisive tactics they’ve used have been resoundingly rejected,” said Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. “We’ll probably see some splintering within the conservative community. …I’d hope some of the folks on the right, if their goal is to reduce the need for abortions, would link arms with us.”
But for now, anti-abortion leaders are eager to appear undaunted.
“Any time you have a loss like that, you have an opportunity to reassess and come back stronger,” said Charmaine Yoest, president of Americans United for Life. “If they want to see this as a big loss that will set us back, that’s OK. Our people are very energized, and ready for Round Two.”
John Cronin writes about the win in the battle on the war on FOCA in comMITTed to Romney,
As I wrote in my post from several days ago, we have won another battle in the fight to protect innocent life in the womb, but the war continues.
I post this email…to help share the conviction that grassroots activism does work. Together, we are making a difference.
All About Americas Sweetheart – Sarah Palin.
Visit soulpants with Advocates prepare for uphill battle to end abortion under pro-choice president.
Read Women of Faith with FOCA on the Family, Pardon the pun, but churches and families need to be aware of how the Freedom of Choice Act will impact their community, something we should expect to see enacted…