The “Freedom of Choice Act” and its successor, the “Women’s Health Protection Act” (also known as the “Abortion Without Limits Until Birth Act”)


"The first thing I'd do as president is sign the Freedom of Choice Act. That's the first thing that I'd do."

-Senator Barack Obama, speaking to the Planned Parenthood Action Fund
July 17, 2007

 

Press Release: Senate Democrats launch push for sweeping abortion bill -- July 15, 2014

 

Opening statement and challenge by NRLC President Carol Tobias to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, July 15, 2014, at a public hearing on the "Women's Health Protection Act" (S. 1696).

 

Written testimony by NRLC President Carol Tobias, submitted to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee at public hearing on S. 1696, the "Women's Health Protection Act" (also known as the "Abortion Without Limits Until Birth Act"), July 15, 2014.

 

Answers from NRLC President Carol Tobias to seven written questions from Senate Judiciary Committee members -- August 4, 2014

 

Text of the "Women's Health Protection Act" (S. 1696), a bill to nullify nearly all state and federal limitations on abortion, at any stage of pregnancy (PDF)

 

Text of the "Women's Health Protection Act" (H.R. 3471), a bill to nullify nearly all state and federal limitations on abortion, at any stage of pregnancy (PDF)

 

NRL News: Sen. Blumenthal objects to Senate vote on his own "Women's Health Protection Act" -- May 13, 2014

Pro-abortion coalition unveils sweeping new pro-abortion legislation in Congress -- November 20, 2013

 

NRL News: The "Freedom for Partial-Birth Abortionists Act" -- Pro-Abortion Lawmakers Propose FOCA to Invalidate All Limits on Abortion - April 25, 2007

 

Text of "Freedom of Choice Act" (S. 1173), a bill to nullify any state or federal law that would "interfere with" access to abortion [PDF] -  April 19, 2007

 

Text of "Freedom of Choice Act" (H.R. 1964), a bill to nullify any state or federal law that would "interfere with" access to abortion [PDF] - April 19, 2007

 

Letter to Congress from Cardinal Justin Rigali, for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, against the "Freedom of Choice Act" [PDF] - September 19, 2008

 

Legal memorandum on the effects of the "Freedom of Choice Act" by Michael F. Moses, associate general counsel, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops [PDF] - August 15, 2008 (sent to members of Congress with Cardinal Rigali's September 19, 2008 letter) 

 

Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) factsheet on the "Freedom of Choice Act." Read this to learn what PPFA admits the FOCA would do. (Factsheet issued January 22, 2004, downloaded from the PPFA website on April 25, 2007.) [PDF]

 

Pro-Abortion Senators Propose Bill To Invalidate All Limits on Abortion - February 4, 2004

 

Press release from Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Ca.), issued upon her introduction of the "Freedom of Choice Act" (S. 2020) [PDF] - January 22, 2004

 

Text of the "Freedom of Choice Act" (S. 2020) introduced in the U.S. Senate on January 22, 2004, by Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Ca.) and others [PDF]