This is something of a non-news item (since there’s been no news) but it is of interest.
The Freedom of Choice Act (F.O.C.A.), which sought to codify Roe v. Wade and threatened medical workers’ ethical rights, has had no action taken upon it for nearly 26 months.
S. 1173 was referred to committee on 4/19/07, while H.R. 1964 was referred to subcommittee on 5/04/07.
I don’t know if that means the bills are actually dead or if there is some legislative or judicial burden that the Democratic leadership are attempting to overcome - ie, if Kagan is confirmed to Supreme Court would that ease the way for the bill’s passage?
Prayers are still needed, obviously, but perhaps this stall-out is evidence of the efficacy of prayer (as well as extensive letter-writing and protest).