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Tell me if this sounds familiar.

This afternoon, a key subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives will hold a hearing on an anti-choice bill. The bill in question was introduced by anti-choice Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona, who's also the subcommittee's chairman.

When a pro-choice elected woman requested to testify at the hearing, Rep. Franks told her NO.

What am I talking about?

Is it the all-male birth-control panel that excluded Sandra Fluke?

Is it a hearing on the "Arrest Grandma Act"?

Nope. It's a brand-new attack on women's freedom and privacy that combines some of the "greatest hits" of the past three months.

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Rep. Franks is pushing a bill to ban abortion care at 20 weeks in Washington, D.C., without consideration for the woman's situation, including cases of rape, incest, or fetal anomaly.

(Hear one family's tragic story that makes clear just how cruel this sort of law really is.)

Why does a representative from Arizona get to do this?

Because the District of Columbia is not a state, and opponents of choice have long used it as their anti-choice proving ground. Rep. Franks' bill is a top priority of the anti-choice National Right to Life Committee and continues the anti-choice legacy of undermining home rule in Washington, D.C.

And the pro-choice woman who wanted to testify at the hearing? That's Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, whom D.C. citizens elected with 89 percent of the vote.

Rep. Norton is not allowed to vote on the House floor, and now, thanks to Rep. Franks, she's not allowed to speak out on a bill that will affect the women in her district, either.

Rep. Franks, by the way, got exactly zero percent of the vote in D.C., since he's from Arizona. But I guess he thinks he knows what's best for D.C. women.

Tell your representative enough is enough: stop the War on D.C. Women.

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Woman Up?

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Anti-choice politicians have a problem.

They spent the last 16 months waging a War on Women, and now--crazily enough!--they're seeing that women voters just don't like what they're doing.

So do they:

a) Stop waging their War on Women.

or
b) Pretend that the War on Women never existed in the first place, and come up with a new slogan to try to paper over the fact that they made attacking women's freedom and privacy one of their "highest legislative priorities."

Congratulations to everyone who picked answer b!

Meet "Woman Up!"

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Get it? It's kinda like "man up!" except it's for women.

"Woman Up" is the bright, new idea of the same anti-choice leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives who are leading the charge to wage the War on Women: Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), and Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.).

Here's a recap of all the "womaning up" these guys have done since taking power:

  • The U.S. House of Representatives held more choice-related votes in 2011 than in any year since 2000.
  • The House voted to defund Planned Parenthood and eliminate the Title X family-planning program. And Mitt Romney has vowed to do both of these things should he ever reach the White House.
  • Anti-choice lawmakers pushed the Blunt amendment, which could have allowed employers and corporations to block their employees from getting insurance coverage of birth control. Every Republican senator but one voted for this measure--and Gov. Romney voiced his support for it.
  • They held a House committee hearing with an all-male panel attacking birth control.
  • At the state level, these politicians enacted twice as many anti-choice laws in 2011 as they did in the previous year.

Hey, guys--it's not what you say, it's what you do that counts.

Tell Speaker Boehner and the leading anti-choice politicians that if they really want to "woman up," then they better stop their War on Women.

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Give Us a Break, Speaker Boehner

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How's this for chutzpah?

John Boehner, the anti-choice speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and mastermind behind the War on Women, went on the House floor today to say...there is no War on Women:

And now, now we are going to have a fight over women's health. Give me a break. This is the latest plank in the so-called War on Women. Entirely created, entirely created by my colleagues across the aisle for political gain.

So, Mr. Speaker, I guess we all just imagined the last 16 months. I guess we all just imagined that:

  • The U.S. House of Representatives held more choice-related votes in 2011 than in any year since 2000.
  • The House voted to defund Planned Parenthood and eliminate the Title X family-planning program. And Mitt Romney has vowed to do both of these things should he ever reach the White House.
  • Anti-choice lawmakers pushed the Blunt amendment, which could have allowed employers and corporations to block their employees from getting insurance coverage of birth control. Every Republican senator but one voted for this measure--and Gov. Romney voiced his support for it.
  • They held a House committee hearing with an all-male panel attacking birth control.
  • At the state level, these politicians enacted twice as many anti-choice laws in 2011 as they did in the previous year.

And I guess we imagined it when you said the "rape-audits" bill, which manipulates the tax code to advance anti-choice policies and could spur the IRS to audit rape and incest survivors who choose abortion care, was one of your "highest legislative priorities"?

Speaker Boehner, you can't deny a War on Women that you started.

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PA Quarter.jpg Do you live in Pennsylvania? Then you must be planning on voting pro-choice in your state's congressional primaries next Tuesday, April 24.

Well, we've got your one-stop shop to find out where all the candidates stand on a woman's right to choose!

It's the NARAL Pro-Choice America primary voter guide.

You can get the scoop on all the candidates--Republican and Democratic--for U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. You can find out which candidates received an endorsement from NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC, and learn important information about how and where to vote.

Our primary voter guide makes it easy to vote pro-choice down the line!

Don't live in Pennsylvania? Don't worry. We'll be updating our voter guide as each state holds its primaries.

The voter guide makes it easy to vote pro-choice in every race, in every state.

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Time for Congress to Answer Constituents' Questions

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The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives are on recess for the next two weeks.

That means your lawmakers are back in their states and/or districts and ready to hear from you!

If your lawmaker has been standing up against the War on Women, congratulations! Thank him or her for standing up for women's health.

But what about those politicians who have spent their time in Washington launching attacks on women's freedom and privacy?

Here are some questions you can ask them:

  1. Should bosses and corporations be allowed to deny their employees insurance coverage of birth control?
  2. Should politicians who don't have medical licenses get to overrule the medical decisions women make with their doctors?
  3. Presidential candidates like Mitt Romney want to defund family-planning programs and clinics, including Planned Parenthood. Do you?

A lot of politicians in Washington have been saying yes to all three questions. Now, it's time to hold them accountable!

If you see that your member of Congress is holding a public event and he or she has been part of the War on Women, show up and ask one of our questions.

Then let us know how it went by emailing Field@ProChoiceAmerica.org.

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House Committee Passes "Arrest Grandma" Act

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While eyes were turned on the Supreme Court today, another front in the War on Women was being waged across the street.

The anti-choice leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives moved one step closer to passing yet another anti-choice attack.

The House Judiciary Committee today voted on the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act (CIANA), a.k.a. the "Arrest Grandma" Act.

This is the bill that would make it a federal crime for anyone other than a parent--say, a loving grandmother or clergy member--to accompany a young woman out of state for abortion care. It also would force doctors to impose a parental-notice requirement on young women from out of state--under the threat of fines and prison sentences.

Our pro-choice champions on the committee offered a total of 15 amendments, all to mitigate the dangers this bill poses to young women who can't turn to their parents in a time of crisis.

The committee rejected all of these proposed amendments.

  • It rejected amendments granting exemptions from the law for grandparents, clergy, and other trusted adults.
  • It rejected exceptions for survivors of rape or incest.
  • It rejected exceptions for health. The "Arrest Grandma" Act contains no exceptions for cases when a woman's health is in danger.

Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.), Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.), Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.), and Rep. Linda Sánchez (D-Calif.) all spoke out about the dangers this bill would pose to young women in desperate situations.

Yet, anti-choice politicians keep on pushing attacks on women's health.

From trying to overturn the health-reform law and its promise of no-cost birth control at the Supreme Court to pushing a slew of anti-choice attacks in the House, these politicians have shown that waging a War on Women truly is one of their highest priorities.

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Earlier today, President Obama reaffirmed his commitment to ensuring that all women can get contraceptive coverage without a copay.

Members of Congress praised the president's policy to make sure that women get seamless coverage of birth control through their health plans.

Here are some of the elected officials who tweeted or posted their praise for the policy online:

Sen. Barbara Boxer of California
Rep. Lois Capps of California
Rep. Judy Chu of California
Rep. Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York
Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey
Sen. Pat Leahy of Vermont
Rep. Barbara Lee of California
Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri
Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland
Rep. Gwen Moore of Wisconsin
Sen. Patty Murray of Washington
Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California
Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada
Rep. Jan Schakowsky of Illinois
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire

Thanks to them for standing up for the 99 percent of American women (including 98 percent of Catholic women) who use birth control at some point in their lives!

Breakfast of Pro-Choice Champions!

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On Sunday, hundreds of pro-choice bloggers and activists took to the Internet to share the ways in which they planned to help elect pro-choice champions this year.

This morning, NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC took one key step toward making 2012 a year of pro-choice victories at the polls.

NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC is proud to endorse 20 of the greatest champions of choice in the U.S. House of Representatives.


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From California:

Rep. Lois Capps 
Rep. Judy Chu 
Rep. Barbara Lee 
Rep. Nancy Pelosi 
Rep. Jackie Speier 
Rep. Henry Waxman

From Colorado:

Rep. Diana DeGette

From Connecticut:

Rep. Rosa DeLauro

From Florida:

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz

From Illinois:

Rep. Mike Quigley 
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

From Maryland:

Rep. Donna Edwards 
Rep. Steny Hoyer

From my home state of New York:

Rep. Joe Crowley 
Rep. Steve Israel 
Rep. Nita Lowey 
Rep. Carolyn Maloney 
Rep. Jerry Nadler 
Rep. Louise Slaughter

From Wisconsin:

Rep. Gwen Moore

These 20 pro-choice heroes have consistently stood up against the anti-choice House leadership's War on Women.

In addition, NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC proudly endorses two other pro-choice champions from the House who will take their support of women's freedom and privacy to the U.S. Senate:

Rep. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin and Rep. Shelley Berkley of Nevada

Here's what Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, said at a breakfast honoring these pro-choice leaders:

Our priority is to elect pro-choice champions and defeat opponents of women's freedom and privacy. We are prepared for campaign battle in 2012 and will mobilize our one million member activists in support of candidates who will stand with our allies in countering legislative attacks on a woman's right to choose.

Twenty-two pro-choice champions, and 22 more ways we'll stop the War on Women in 2012.

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What is the anti-choice leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives up to this morning?

Well, one key subcommittee is holding a hearing on corporations' right to refuse to cover women's prescription birth control.

Led by Rep. Joe Pitts of Pennsylvania (the infamous author of the "Let Women Die" bill), the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Heath is holding a hearing on the effect the health-reform law has on the so-called "conscience" of corporations.

The hearing focuses on the no-cost birth-control policy going into effect as a result of the health-reform law signed by President Obama in 2010.

Anti-choice lawmakers think employers who oppose contraception should be allowed to deny their employees a health plan that covers contraception. Ninety-eight percent of women--of all faiths and backgrounds--use birth control at some point in their lives.

NARAL Pro-Choice America believes that all women should have access to contraception coverage. That's why our organization submitted testimony to the subcommittee expressing our opposition to an expansive refusal clause.

The Huffington Post reported on anti-choice activists' concerted attack on birth-control coverage in a story titled, "The Men Behind the War on Women."

Follow the hearing now on Twitter, hashtag #bcrefusal.

And help us tell the White House that all women--regardless of their employer--should benefit from no-cost birth control.

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Stop the "Let Women Die" Bill in the Senate

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Earlier this month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R.358, the "Let Women Die" bill.

This bill is so extreme that it would allow hospitals to refuse to provide emergency abortion care even when it's necessary to save a woman's life!

And it effectively would ban abortion coverage in state health-insurance exchanges, denying this coverage to millions of women.

With the passage of H.R.358, the House has now held more votes on choice in 2011 than in any year since 2000.

Next stop for the bill: the U.S. Senate.

Anti-choice Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) has already introduced the Senate companion to H.R.358, the "Let Women Die" bill. It has the bill number S.877 and it already has more than 30 cosponsors.

We need to make sure this extreme attack on women's freedom and privacy goes no further!

Tell your senators to stop any effort to advance the "Let Women Die" bill.

And we need pro-choice Americans to speak out: while the Senate currently is under pro-choice leadership, only 40 senators can be counted on as reliably pro-choice votes.

Add your voice today, and make sure your senator puts a STOP to the War on Women.

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Rep. Michele Bachmann may be running for president, but she still collects your taxpayer dollars as a representative of Minnesota's 6th Congressional District.

As an advocate for "smaller" government, she hasn't been the best about showing up for her day job: Rep. Bachmann has missed more than 150 votes in the U.S. House of Representatives since announcing her candidacy for president.

One thing that does make Rep. Bachmann beat a trail back to D.C.: introducing bills to take away a woman's ability to make private medical decisions with her doctor.

Last week, she introduced a bill that would mandate that medical professionals perform an ultrasound on any woman seeking abortion services, display the images, and then orally describe the images to the woman - even if she directly objects. It would also force the health-care provider to search for a fetal heartbeat before the woman is permitted to receive abortion care if she is at least eight weeks pregnant. Sadly, the proposal has no exception from this mandate for cases of rape, incest, or severe emotional distress.

I guess that's Michele Bachmann's idea of limited government.

Rep. Bachmann may have missed 150 votes, but she takes a break from campaigning to vote to interfere with women's freedom and privacy. Let's take a look at some of her votes this year:

Meanwhile, Herman Cain continues to garner attention--and not the good kind.

Just yesterday, while Mr. Cain was interviewed on NBC's "Meet the Press," moderator David Gregory asked him about a woman's right to choose. Spoiler alert: he's against it--even for survivors of rape and incest.

GREGORY: Exceptions for rape and incest?

CAIN: Not for rape and incest. Because if you look at rape and incest, the percentage of those instances is so minuscule that there are other options.

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Glad to hear that Mr. Cain places such high importance on women's personal experiences!

Bachmann and Cain: two candidates who should make any pro-choice voter say, "Nein, nein, nein!"

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Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 251 to 172 to pass H.R.358, the "Let Women Die" bill.

Major news media organizations, including The Associated Press, CBS News, Politico, The Hill, The Washington Independent, and RH RealityCheck, turned to NARAL Pro-Choice America for analysis of how this bill would harm women's health.

H.R.358 would allow hospitals to refuse to provide emergency abortion care even when it's necessary to save a woman's life!

And it effectively would ban abortion coverage in state health-insurance exchanges, denying this coverage to millions of women.

Before the House voted on H.R.358, pro-choice Rep. Lois Capps of California proposed adding language that would have fixed the provision that allows hospitals to refuse to provide abortion care when a woman's life is in danger. But the House rejected her proposal by a vote of 173-249! It's no exaggeration to say that any member who voted "no" on this motion voted to allow a hospital to refuse emergency abortion care to a dying woman.

While Speaker John Boehner and the anti-choice House leadership wasted the American people's time with the seventh and eighth outrageous vote to attack women's freedom and privacy this year, many of our pro-choice champions spoke out on the House floor against this bill.

Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the pro-choice House minority leader, compiled some must-see videos of pro-choice representatives voicing their opposition to H.R.358.

A huge shout-out goes to Reps. Rob Andrews of New Jersey, Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, Lois Capps and Judy Chu of California, David Cicilline of Rhode Island, Joe Crowley of New York, Susan Davis of California, Diana DeGette of Colorado, Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut, Ted Deutch of Florida, Donna Edwards of Maryland, Eliot Engel of New York, Janice Hahn of California, Alcee Hastings of Florida, Rush Holt of New Jersey, Steny Hoyer of Maryland, Steve Israel of New York, Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas, Barbara Lee of California, Carolyn Maloney of New York, Doris Matsui of California, Jim McDermott of Washington, Gwen Moore of Wisconsin, Jim Moran of Virginia, Jerrold Nadler of New York, Frank Pallone of New Jersey, Nancy Pelosi of California, Mike Quigley and Jan Schakowsky of Illinois, Jackie Speier of California, Betty Sutton of Ohio, Mike Thompson of California, Niki Tsongas of Massachusetts, Nydia Velázquez of New York, Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, and Henry Waxman and Lynn Woolsey of California.

How did your representative vote on the "Let Women Die" bill? We have the answer.

If your representative voted against this extreme attack, make sure to thank him or her for standing up for women's lives.

If your representative voted for the "Let Women Die" bill, he or she also needs to hear from you. Ask your member of Congress why waging a War on Women is more important than focusing on real priorities creating jobs.

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House Passes Seventh Anti-Choice Measure This Year

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The U.S. House of Representatives just voted 251 to 172 to pass H.R.358, the "Let Women Die" bill.

H.R.358 would allow hospitals to refuse to provide emergency abortion care even when it's necessary to save a woman's life!

And, it effectively would ban abortion coverage in state health-insurance exchanges, denying this coverage to millions of women.

The House has now voted seven times this year to take away a woman's ability to make private medical decisions with her doctor.

Seven times!

Don't they know that there's a jobs crisis going on?

While the American people are wondering what their elected representatives are doing to create jobs, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and the anti-choice House leadership are devoting their time to waging a War on Women.

How does this create jobs?

I'll give you a hint: it doesn't.

It does show that Speaker Boehner and his anti-choice cohorts are mind-bogglingly out of touch with the American people's values and priorities.

Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, said today's vote was yet another reminder of how playing politics with women's health and privacy is more of a priority for Speaker Boehner than the nation's real, pressing challenges:

Americans are facing real challenges, yet House Speaker John Boehner is ignoring the public's call for Congress to focus on jobs. Instead, he is coming up with new ways to give politicians more control over our personal, private decisions. The House's attacks on women's freedom and privacy are out of touch with our nation's values and priorities.

The good news is that 172 of our allies stood strong, and the Obama administration issued a strongly worded statement opposing H.R.358.

The bad news is that Speaker Boehner and the anti-choice House leadership have given no indication that they're going to stop their attacks on women's freedom and privacy. In fact, waging a War on Women seems to be a much higher priority for them than, say, creating jobs.

But here's the best news: there's an election coming up in 2012. And politicians who ignore the American people's priorities are going to have a pretty tough time explaining that to their constituents.

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Attacking Choice: The New Jobs Agenda

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Last fall, politicians campaigned on an agenda of creating jobs and growing our economy. Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the anti-choice majority leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, said we needed to "be focused like a laser" on job growth.

So what have these politicians been up to? Let's look at the House's track record thus far in 2011.

In February, the House voted to eliminate all funding for Planned Parenthood, a declaration of war on contraception, cancer screenings, and other basic health care that family-planning centers, such as Planned Parenthood, provide to millions of American women and men each year.

Also in February, the House voted to eliminate all funding for Title X, the nation's only family-planning program.

In April, anti-choice lawmakers exacted as their price for keeping the government open a budget bill that bans Washington, D.C. from using its own, locally raised funds to cover abortion care for low-income women.

In May, the House passed H.R.3, the outrageous "rape-audits" bill. H.R.3 manipulates the tax code to advance anti-choice policies and could spur the IRS to audit rape and incest survivors who choose abortion care.

Later in May, the House voted to dictate whether doctors and medical students can learn about providing abortion care.

And in June, the House passed a measure that could make it impossible for a woman even to talk with her doctor about medical abortion over the Internet or through videoconferencing.

Since January, the House has taken six votes that interfere with a woman's right to make personal, private medical decisions.

How many measures to create jobs has the House passed?

Zero.

Looks like Rep. Cantor's laser is really focused on attacking women's freedom and privacy.

And the anti-choice House leadership is not done yet.

This week, the House is scheduled to vote on H.R.358, the "Let Women Die" bill. H.R.358 would allow hospitals to refuse to provide abortion care even when it's necessary to save a woman's life!

The jobs agenda? Ha! That was so 2010.

Have you had it with these never-ending attacks? Tell your representative to put a STOP to this War on Women.

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Friday quiz time!

The employment figures for September came out today, and the numbers show that we've got some work to do. President Obama is traveling around the country urging Congress to take action to create jobs and grow our economy.

What is the anti-choice leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives doing?

If you guessed scheduling a vote on yet another bill that attacks women's freedom and privacy, then you'd be correct!

We've learned that the anti-choice House leadership plans to hold a vote next week on H.R.358, introduced by anti-choice Rep. Joe Pitts (R-Pa.).

You might remember this bill from earlier this year, when it was first introduced with language that would redefine rape and incest.

Public backlash forced sponsors to drop that provision from the bill, but, even without it, H.R.358 would still put women's health in serious jeopardy.

H.R.358 would allow hospitals to refuse to provide abortion care even when it's necessary to save a woman's life!

And, it effectively would ban abortion-coverage in state health-insurance exchanges, denying this coverage to millions of women.

Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, called the House leadership dangerously out of touch with our nation's priorities:

As President Obama is urging Congress to focus on creating jobs, anti-choice House leaders are promising to move an extreme anti-choice agenda. It is unfathomable that the House will vote on a bill that, among other egregious provisions, would allow a hospital to refuse a woman life-saving, emergency abortion care even if she will die without it. House Speaker John Boehner and other anti-choice politicians do not have a mandate to attack women's freedom and privacy. Lawmakers who vote for this bill will be forced to answer why attacking a woman's right to choose, even in emergency situations where her life is at risk, has apparently become the new jobs agenda.

Why, indeed?

If you're outraged that the House leadership keeps attacking women's health again and again, let your representative know. Tell your member of Congress to STOP the War on Women on the House floor.

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Next Tuesday, September 13, there will be two special elections for U.S. House of Representatives. With the anti-choice House leadership hell-bent on waging a War on Women, these are two more reasons for pro-choice Americans to get out and vote.

In Nevada's 2nd Congressional District, NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC has endorsed Kate Marshall.

Kate is pro-choice, and will be a voice for mainstream Americans as she stands up to attacks on reproductive-health care. She'll focus on creating jobs and working to solve Nevada's housing crisis--not attacking a woman's right to make personal, private medical decisions.

Kate's opponent is anti-choice politician Mark Amodei. Amodei supports defunding Planned Parenthood and would be just another vote for extreme attacks on women's health.

If you live in the 2nd District of Nevada (or have pro-choice friends who do), make sure you know all about where to vote and how to vote early because this election is too important to miss.

In New York's 9th Congressional District, NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC has endorsed David Weprin.

David believes that a woman's right to choose is a fundamental right and is a member of the New York State Bipartisan Pro-Choice Legislative Caucus.

Next Tuesday, David faces off against anti-choice businessman Bob Turner. Turner has been quoted saying, "when I'm elected, I would certainly oppose all federal funding of abortion."

Turner is far outside New York's mainstream. Let's stand up for our pro-choice values by sending David Weprin to Congress.

If you live in New York's 9th District, make sure you know where your polling place is.

David Weprin and Kate Marshall: two strong voices for a woman's right to choose. Let's send the anti-choice House leadership a message by sending these two candidates to Washington next Tuesday, September 13.

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Another Bill Attacking Abortion

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The anti-choice leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives knows no bounds in waging its extreme War on Women. Now, these politicians have picked a new target: medical students.

Today, the House passed an amendment offered by anti-choice Rep. Virginia Foxx of North Carolina that dictates what medical students can and can't learn!

The Foxx amendment would bar qualified teaching health centers from using federal funds for comprehensive medical training that includes instruction in the provision of abortion services.

Apparently, it's not enough for these politicians to wage a War on Women--they're also waging war on the doctors who care for them. 

Medical Students for Choice points out that, even if medical students don't plan on providing abortion care after they become licensed physicians, they still need the necessary training to provide life-saving care in emergency situations

Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, called the Foxx amendment an unprecedented restriction on medical training:

Regardless of how one feels about legal abortion, reasonable lawmakers can agree that doctors should be as well trained as possible to deal with any medical situation that may arise. Women should have access to the best care possible in any and all circumstances. This amendment is yet another example of the disregard anti-choice politicians have for women's health.

The Foxx amendment is yet another piece of evidence that politicians make crappy doctors


Congratulations to pro-choice Rep.-elect Kathy Hochul for her decisive victory in yesterday's special election in New York's 26th Congressional District. NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC proudly endorsed Rep.-elect Hochul.

This special election for U.S. House of Representatives came as Speaker John Boehner and his anti-choice cohorts are waging a War on Women. The result should serve as a big wake-up call to those lawmakers who have made attacking women's health care one of their "highest legislative priorities."

Here's how Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, summed it up:

New York voters made a clear stand against Speaker Boehner's extreme and divisive anti-choice agenda by sending Kathy Hochul, a champion of the fundamental values of freedom and privacy, to Congress. Rep.-elect Hochul represents the district's mainstream views, and she knows that voters want Washington focusing on creating jobs and protecting Medicare, not attacking a woman's right to choose.

Rep.-elect Hochul will replace anti-choice former Rep. Chris Lee, who resigned in February

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Voters in New York's 26th Congressional District will go to the polls tomorrow for a special election for U.S. House of Representatives. 

If you're a registered voter in the 26th District, make sure you get out to vote tomorrow for Kathy Hochul!

Kathy is the only fully pro-choice candidate in this race, and has received NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC's endorsement.


Right now, the polls show Kathy with a tiny lead, but special elections are notoriously hard to predict. Kathy can win this race, but she needs you to go out and vote. Make sure you know where your polling place is. 

Sending Kathy Hochul to Washington would mark a key pro-choice pick-up. Make sure you and all your pro-choice friends and relatives in New York's 26th District vote for Kathy Hochul tomorrow! 

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Tell the Senate to STOP the War on Women

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One week ago, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R.3, the extreme "rape-audits" bill. This dangerous and far-reaching piece of legislation could prompt the Internal Revenue Service to audit sexual-assault survivors who choose abortion care.

The very same day that H.R.3 passed the House, anti-choice Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) introduced an identical bill in the Senate. 

This Senate version of the "Stupak on Steroids" bill would manipulate the tax code to advance an extreme anti-choice agenda.  It's the same old attack on women's freedom and privacy.

Anti-choice activists are hell-bent on getting this bill through the Senate. We need Majority Leader Harry Reid to STOP this War on Women from advancing.

We can't take anything for granted in the Senate.  There are only 40 pro-choice senators, so it's critical that your senators hear from you.

We are calling on Majority Leader Reid to put a stop to this extreme bill now, just as he did when anti-choice senators tried to inject anti-abortion politics into the debate over health reform.

We're delivering petitions to Majority Leader Reid next week to show our Senate allies how strong the opposition to this anti-choice agenda is. Add your voice!

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