Monday, March 09, 2009

FOCA Coming Up in "Weeks"

Despite Time Mag-a-rag's "conventional wisdom" that FOCA was off the table, it will be introduced by Nadler and Boxer in the next few weeks, according to Nadler's office.

A spokesman for Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., told the St. Louis Dispatch today that the congressman intends to introduce the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) into Congress "sooner than later."

Spokesman Ilan Kayatsky said the legislation "is among the congressman's priorities. We expect to reintroduce it sooner rather than later."Kayatsky also said he expects that the bill's other original sponsor, Sen. Barbara Boxer, will introduce FOCA in the U.S. Senate. "We expect it to be more or less the same bill with some minor tweaks," Kayatsky said


Two weeks ago, a TIME Magazine article titled "The Catholic Crusade Against a Mythical Abortion Bill" claimed: "At a time when the United States is gripped by economic uncertainty ... some American Catholics are finding it both curious and troubling that their church has launched a major campaign against a piece of legislation that doesn't exist and wouldn't have much chance of becoming law even if it did."

Won't be the last time that Time is dead wrong...and we mean "dead."

Of course, it IS possible that FOCA will not get off the ground. But don't count on it.

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