What is Obama's current stance on the Freedom of Choice Act?
November 3, 2008 3:52 PM Subscribe
Obama said in 2007 that signing the Freedom of Choice Act would be the first thing he'd do. Is that still true?
I am pro-lifer voting for Obama. It seems to me that his overall economic and education policies will lead to fewer abortions in the US. His rhetoric, particularly his 2006 Call to Renewal Keynote Speech
, appears to chart a new "abortion reduction" policy that falls somewhere between pro-choice and pro-life (if a little closer to pro-choice).
Yet, I'm at a loss to explain to friends his assertion that the first thing he will do in office as president is sign the Freedom of Choice Act. It doesn't really fit his rhetoric or his general approach to politics, nor does it seem like a particularly wise thing to do politically (cf. B. Clinton, gays in military).
But I'm having trouble wading through the seemingly limitless and in some cases extremist pro-life websites to find a more reasonable analysis.