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Thursday, January 20, 2011
Action Alert: Abortion Rights in Jeopardy
Abortion Rights in Jeopardy
You read that right. On the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, abortion rights are very much in jeopardy.
New Republican leaders in Congress have made their intentions frighteningly clear -- they intend to eliminate women's reproductive freedom. We need your help.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) decisively set the tone for the new Congress when his chief of staff met with anti-abortion rights extremist Randall Terry, who said Dr. George Tiller "reaped what he sowed" after he was shot to death inside his church. And that was just the beginning.
Anti-abortion rights extremist Rep. Joe Pitts (R-Pa.) has been installed as chair of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, which has jurisdiction over Medicare, Medicaid and private health insurers. You can bet he will use this position to re-introduce radical restrictions on abortion funding.
Meanwhile, there's an urgent threat to abortion rights already moving through the House -- the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act. This bill would expand and make permanent the notorious Hyde Amendment, and drastically reduce access to medically necessary emergency abortions at state and local public hospitals.
With your help, NOW can and will fight back. A small monthly contribution of $10, $25 or even $50 will make you a member of the Feminist Action Network and a key contributor to our efforts to keep abortion safe, legal and accessible.
These regular gifts are monthly funding we can count on, and they help more than you will ever know, as we work to thwart the efforts of a House majority intent on overturning Roe v. Wade.
We don't have a moment to spare. Please let me hear from you right away.
For women's lives,
Terry O'Neill, President National Organization for Women
P.S. Every dollar counts. If you are unable to make a monthly gift, please consider the most generous one-time contribution you can afford.