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The War on Contraception: Where Does Your Representative Stand?

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America's pro-choice majority is not about to let these attacks go unanswered. Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, issued a challenge to new House members:

Politicians who campaigned on the promise of focusing on jobs and the economy need to be held accountable if, at the first possible opportunity, they join with John Boehner to launch a full-fledged war on contraception. It is the height of hypocrisy for anti-choice politicians to seek to abolish a program that helps prevent unintended pregnancy and thus reduce the need for abortion.  How many jobs will be generated by eliminating women's access to birth control?

In particular, we're mobilizing our activist base in the following districts where anti- or mixed-choice representatives replaced pro-choice members after the 2010 elections:

Rep. Robert Dold (R-Ill.)
Rep. Charlie Bass (R-N.H.)
Rep. Nan Hayworth (R-N.Y.)
Rep. Chris Gibson (R-N.Y.)
Rep. Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.)
Rep. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio)

(Rep. Gibson is my congressman, and you can be sure he'll be hearing a piece of my mind!)

The Huffington Post and DailyKos are already reporting on the grassroots pressure building up over the "war on contraception." 


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