Campaign Promises

Departments -> Justice -> Abortion

JU-1 The Promise: "The first thing I'll do as President is sign the Freedom of Choice Act."
When/Where: Obama Statement on 35th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade Decision, Chicago, IL, 01/22/08
Status:The 110th Congress Freedom of Choice Act (H.R. 1964/S. 1173) was aimed to provide women with the right to choose to bear a child, terminate a pregnancy prior to fetal viability, or to terminate a pregnancy at any time to protect their own lives. This bill got nowhere, nor was it reintroduced during the Obama Presidency. On 04/29/09, President Obama stated in a press conference that the Freedom of Choice Act was not his "highest legislative priority."

This promise was not fulfilled.