Remember when Sen. Hillary Clinton regularly used that line for her
campaign? Something you may not know is a promise Sen. Barack Obama has
made about his first order of business as president.

He made the promise to a choice crowd.

…almost one year has passed since Obama made his vows to
the Planned Parenthood Action Fund that abortion would be the first
priority of his administration.“The first thing I’d do as president is
sign the Freedom of Choice Act,” Obama said in his July speech to
abortion advocates worried about the increase of pro-life legislation
at the state level.

The Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) is legislation Obama has
co-sponsored along with 18 other senators that would annihilate every
single state law limiting or regulating abortion, including the federal
ban on partial birth abortion.

The 2007 version of FOCA proposed: “It is the policy of the United
States that every woman has the fundamental right to choose to bear a
child, to terminate a pregnancy prior to fetal viability, or to
terminate a pregnancy after fetal viability when necessary to protect
the life or health of the woman.”

And we all know how elastic that definition has become over the past three decades.

Sheila Liaugminas

Sheila Liaugminas is an Emmy award-winning Chicago-based journalist in print and broadcast media. Her writing and broadcasting covers matters of faith, culture, politics and the media....