Pro-active legislation for a pro-choice country

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Looks like some Democrats are thinking ahead with new legislation that's been introduced by Sen. Barbara Boxer and Rep. Jerrold Nadler:

The Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) states that 'a woman's decision to commence, prevent, continue, or terminate a pregnancy is one of the most intimate decisions an individual ever faces...As such, reproductive health decisions are best made by the woman, in consultation with her medical provider or loved ones, without governmental interference.'

I don't think any politician in recent memory has summed it up in a more clean, succinct and potent way.

In the grand scheme of things, it's somewhat irritating that a bill would even have to be introduced for a constitutional right we already have, but in these days of the forced birth movement running amok, better safe than sorry. (Thanks to Feministing for the link.)

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