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Senators Block Resolution Condemning Violence Against Women's Health-Care Providers

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Last night, Nancy Keenan released the following statement upon learning that some senators refused to support a resolution condemning violence against women's health-care providers:

I am at a loss as to how any member of the Senate could oppose an anti-violence resolution. It doesn't ask any member of the Senate to change his or her position on abortion. It just reiterates a core American value that, even on issues where there is intense debate, violence is never an option. I commend Sens. Shaheen, Boxer, and Klobuchar, as well as the other 40 senators who cosponsored this resolution, for their leadership, and urge the senators who refused to support it to come out of the shadows and explain why.

As Nancy's statement indicates, the resulotion was introduced by Sens. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, Barbara Boxer of California, and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota.

More information can be found on our website or on Sen. Shaheen's website.

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