Guest Author - Joyce Orzak
What do tattoos, dental work, and breast augmentation have in common? They will all be more difficult for a sixteen-year-old girl to obtain than an abortion if the Freedom of Choice Act is ratified.
The Freedom of Choice Act is an umbrella bill that permanently ensures all laws threatening Roe v. Wade will be overturned in favor of abortion. Waiting periods will be removed, parental notification laws nullified, and mandatory counseling will become even more casual than the brochure and waiver that most clinics currently give. Informed consent will become a joke.
With the Freedom of Choice Act in place, pro-abortionist’s coffers will grow as profits from current abortions and donations get funneled directly into advertising targeted at every possible demographic of women of childbearing age.
Being forced to notify authorities and family members of possible abuse means reduced abortions. Without resources being poured into fighting lawsuits and lobbyists, pro-choicers will be free to pursue more obscure laws that threaten the security of abortion – like statutory rape and child abuse laws.
The Act also opens the door to unrestricted partial-birth abortion, a grotesque procedure in which the baby is delivered alive in a breech position, and killed by inserting scissors at the base of the skull and vacuuming out the brain while the head is still in the birth canal. The horrifying method of abortion has been heavily suppressed by the Bush administration, but passing the Freedom of Choice Act will only serve to make it widely available and acceptable again.
The bill has not been introduced to congress yet, but President Obama has already guaranteed that he will sign it if it passes Congress. By removing what little stigma abortion has left, the Freedom of Choice Act will encourage women to view it as a first-line option in dealing with unwanted pregnancies. I urge you to contact your lawmakers and respectfully make your voice heard about the Freedom of Choice Act.