Abortion | Barack Obama has promised to remove restrictions on abortion as president-and reduce the number of abortions nationally
by Emily Belz
Posted 11/20/08, 12:00 am
WASHINGTON-Barack Obama said in 2007 that his first executive order if elected president would be to sign the Freedom of Choice Act, which would deny the government any "interference" with a woman's decision to have an abortion, essentially overturning all restrictions on the practice. The bill has never made it through Congress.
Obama himself, while supporting no government restrictions on abortions-even partial-birth abortions, has obliquely said he wants to see the number of abortions decline.