Obama Promised To Sign The Freedom Of Choice Act On Day One, Hasn’t Touched The Issue Since

The legislation would make abortion rights government policy. The President promised to sign the bill it “first thing” as President during a speech to Planned Parenthood in 2008. In an April 2009 speech the President said the bill was not his “highest legislative priority. The bill won’t pass the Republican House, and he hasn’t touched the issue since.

1. Obama 2008:”The first thing I’ll do as President is sign the Freedom of Choice Act.”

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2. Obama 2009: “The Freedom of Choice Act is not my highest legislative priority.”

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