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Nancy Keenan decries Republican ‘war on women’

On the the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, NARAL Pro-Choice America President Nancy Keenan declared that 2011 was the year of the “War on Women.” “In the more than 30 years I’ve spent defending a woman’s right to choose, I can’t recall a time when politicians have been more…

Democratic lawmakers reintroduce Access to Birth Control Act

Two Democratic lawmakers have reintroduced a bill that would prevent pharmacies from denying birth control based on religious beliefs. Sen Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) Tuesday introduced the Access to Birth Control (ABC) Act in the House and Senate, a week after the Institute of Medicine…

Exclusive: Progressive groups launch campaign to fight GOP’s ‘War on Women’

WASHINGTON – A trio of progressive and women’s groups will unveil a new front in their ongoing campaign Friday afternoon calling on House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to “stop the war on women,” Raw Story has first learned – a reference to the anti-abortion measures Republicans are advancing. The abortion-rights…

NARAL: Scott Brown’s opposition to defunding Planned Parenthood is just a ‘first step’

WASHINGTON – The abortion-rights group NARAL on Tuesday said Republican Sen. Scott Brown (MA) took “a positive first step” by coming out against his party’s efforts to strip Planned Parenthood of family planning funds. “This past weekend, hundreds of Massachusetts citizens rallied against cuts to the national family-planning program and…

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