FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, November 19, 2013 CONTACT: Melissa Fowler 202.667.5881; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) mfowler@prochoice.org Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF): Tonight, voters in Albuquerque rejected a ballot measure that would have banned abortion after 20 weeks in the city. This ban was the result of a campaign…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, November 13, 2013 CONTACT: Melissa Fowler 202.667.5881; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) mfowler@prochoice.org Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF): Today, Senators Blumenthal, Boxer, and Baldwin, joined by Representatives Chu, Frankel, and Fudge, introduced the Women’s Health Protection Act. This important bill would prohibit states from passing…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, November 7, 2013 CONTACT: Melissa Fowler 202.667.5881; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) mfowler@prochoice.org “If this bill had been passed before my pregnancy, I would have had to carry to term and give birth to a baby whom the doctors concurred had no chance of a life and would have experienced near-constant pain…The decision…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, October 9, 2013 CONTACT: Melissa Fowler 202.667.5881; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) mfowler@prochoice.org Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF): Today, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law that will allow appropriately trained nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs), and nurse midwives (CNMs) to provide…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, July 25, 2013 CONTACT: Melissa Fowler 202.667.5881; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) mfowler@prochoice.org Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF): This morning, the Senate Appropriations Committee took an important step toward lifting two separate bans on abortion coverage—one for women in Washington DC and the other for…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, June 18, 2013 CONTACT: Melissa Fowler 202.667.5881; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) mfowler@prochoice.org Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF): Today, the House of Representatives passed a blatantly unconstitutional nationwide ban on abortion care after 20 weeks (H.R. 1797). This bill dangerously jeopardizes the health and well-being…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, May 29, 2013 CONTACT: Melissa Fowler 202.667.5881; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) mfowler@prochoice.org Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) and NAF Canada: Today we mourn the passing of long-time NAF member Dr. Henry Morgentaler. Dr. Morgentaler was a legend, a hero, and a national treasure in…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, May 23, 2013 CONTACT: Melissa Fowler 202.667.5881; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) mfowler@prochoice.org Good morning, Mr. Chairman, Representative Nadler, and other members of the committee. My name is Christy Zink. Late afternoons in May, my family is on the lookout for Monarch butterflies. It’s spring migration time, and the butterflies have winged their…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, May 23, 2013 CONTACT: Melissa Fowler 202.667.5881; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) mfowler@prochoice.org Saporta: Representative Franks should not be imposing an abortion ban on DC or the rest of the nation that was just declared unconstitutional in his home state. This bill clearly disrespects women and ignores the real circumstances and complications women…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, April 10, 2013 CONTACT: Melissa Fowler 202.667.5881; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) mfowler@prochoice.org The President’s budget takes an important step toward lifting a ban that prohibits DC from using its locally raised revenue to help low-income women obtain the abortion care they need. This discriminatory policy interferes with the rights of DC residents…

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