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The war on contraception continues.

On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 240 to 185 to eliminate all funding for Planned Parenthood. This vote was 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.

Before the vote, Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, issued a challenge to so-called "moderate" representatives:

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.

These six representatives failed the test: 

Rep. Chris Gibson of New York
Rep. Nan Hayworth of New York 
Rep. Leonard Lance of New Jersey
Rep. Dan Lipinski of Illinois
Rep. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia
Rep. Steve Stivers of Ohio

When push came to shove, each of them voted in lockstep with Boehner and the anti-choice House leadership, and against women's health. 

Independent voices in Congress? Willingness to stand up to the House leadership? Laser-like focus on jobs and the economy? 

Guess not.

Apparently, these alleged House "moderates" are more interested in taking away women's access to birth control and cancer screenings than in creating jobs or growing the economy. 

(Birth control for horses is a different story: the House voted unanimously to approve that!)

But you don't have to wait until 2012 to make your voice heard. Congress is recessing this week, and members are returning to their districts to meet with constituents. Let your representative know how outraged you are that the House voted to attack Planned Parenthood! 


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Birth Control for Horses, Not for Women

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Which of these two would get birth control if the anti-choice leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives gets its way?

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Politico and RH Reality Check are reporting that anti-choice Rep. Dan Burton of Indiana has introduced an amendment to a spending bill that would promote contraception--for wild horses.


Ted Miller, communications director for NARAL Pro-Choice America, said the move would be ridiculous if the stakes weren't so high:

House members fighting to preserve a horse's right to birth control would be laughable, if they weren't trying to block women from accessing contraception at the exact same time. What's next? An amendment that would allow veterinarians to refuse to provide birth control to a horse if the vet is personally opposed to contraception?

(Well, doesn't giving birth control to wild horses just encourage them to be even wilder?)


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