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Voters Have Spoken: Anti-Choice Politicians Are Out!


We couldn't have asked for a more amazing election night!

President Obama will spend four more years in the White House defending women's freedom and privacy, and many NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC-endorsed candidates emerged victorious!

But, remember all those guys who recently said some horrible things about whether rape survivors should have access to abortion care? Well, pro-choice voters spoke out yesterday and sent them all packing.


When it came to anti-choice Rep. Todd Akin's campaign against pro-choice incumbent Claire McCaskill for the Senate seat, voters in Missouri legitimately shut that whole thing down.

Anti-choice Richard Mourdock lost his bid to represent Indiana in the U.S. Senate. Clearly, his defeat was something voters "intended to happen."

Rep. Joe Walsh lost a tight race against pro-choice Tammy Duckworth in Illinois. Rep. Walsh doesn't believe in life-saving abortion care. That's why, Mr. Walsh, pro-choice voters were hard-pressed to "find one instance" where voting you back into office seemed like a good idea.

John Koster lost his congressional campaign in Washington state. Instead, voters stood with pro-choice advocate Suzan DelBene, and sent a clear message: Hey, Koster, pro-choice Americans vote their values, it's "an election thing!"

Last night's elections clearly show that pro-choice voters will not allow out-of-touch, anti-choice politicians to represent them in office. We know, however, that these politicians aren't going to give up and we can expect attempts to dismantle our reproductive rights in Congress, the states, and the courts. But we will meet these challenges - and fight them - every step of the way.

Thank you for voting your pro-choice values, electing pro-choice candidates to office, and making sure President Barack Obama has four more years in the White House!

Rep. Joe Walsh: There's No Such Thing as a Life-Saving Abortion


220px-Rep_Joe_Walsh.jpgWe're absolutely stunned.

After a recent debate with pro-choice candidate, Tammy Duckworth, extreme anti-choice Rep. Joe Walsh (R- Ill.) showed how little he knows about women's health and pregnancy.

When asked whether it's ever medically necessary for a woman to receive abortion care in order to save her life, Politico reports that Rep. Joe Walsh said:

"'With modern technology and science, you can't find one instance' of an abortion necessary to save the life of the mother."

Are you kidding me? He believes that advances in science and technology make pregnancy risk-free?

Apparently Rep. Walsh doesn't know many women, because we've heard from many women who seek abortion services because their lives depend on it.

We heard from Jamie who faced a tragedy during a wanted pregnancy. Without the help of medical professionals and emergency abortion care, she would have died.

Or Andrea, who told us that she was dying due to an ectopic pregnancy. An emergency abortion saved her life.

Rep. Walsh would deny women like Jamie and Andrea life-saving care. Doesn't he realize that it is because of science and technology that these women survived?

Voters need to know that this is not some hollow threat. Walsh has already voted to allow hospitals to refuse to provide emergency abortion care to women who could die without it!

If you have friends in the 8th Congressional District of Illinois, tell them to vote for NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC-endorsed Tammy Duckworth. Tammy recognizes that women have different and personal reasons for seeking abortion services. We know we can count on Tammy to protect a woman's right to choose.

Paid for by NARAL Pro-Choice America,, and not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.

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