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No vote for Republicans is yes vote for pro-choice2012-01-20 14:51:13alison.g

From Paula Gianino, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region--As we commemorate this anniversary [of Roe v. Wade], lawmakers in Missouri and in Congress are lining up to attack a woman's right to access basic reproductive health care including abortion and contraception. And our Republican presidential candidates are pledging to outlaw them both...Here in Missouri, anti-women's health legislators are pursuing bills that would make medication abortion a non-option, and bills that would expand medical refusal language to allow 'medical professionals' to refuse to prescribe and dispense birth control and deny survivors of sexual assault access to emergency contraception in the Emergency Room. And let's make no mistake, every Republican presidential candidate has vowed to overturn Roe, and take away the right to safe and legal abortion care for women in America. These candidates are out of the mainstream, even embracing "personhood" initiatives, which could outlaw in vitro fertilization, common forms of birth control, and cancer treatments for pregnant women, as well as abortion, even in the case of rape or incest.
Updated: 2012-01-20 02:53:02