FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, February 18, 2011 CONTACT: NAF Communications Department 202-667-5881 press@prochoice.org Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF): Today, the House of Representatives continued its attack on the reproductive health of American women by voting to eliminate all federal funding for Planned Parenthood health centers. Planned Parenthood…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, February 15, 2011 CONTACT: NAF Communications Department 202-667-5881 press@prochoice.org Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) in response to South Dakota HB 1171: There’s no shortage of abortion restrictions being introduced in the states, but the latest out of South Dakota is the most disturbing…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, February 9, 2011 CONTACT: NAF Communications Department 202-667-5881 press@prochoice.org Statement of Mary Vargas as delivered at a press conference today: Good morning. My name is Mary Vargas. I am a lawyer and a mother, and like most Americans I would lay down my life for my children. Like many women I…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, February 9, 2011 CONTACT: NAF Communications Department 202-667-5881 press@prochoice.org Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF): The so-called “Protect Life Act,” sponsored by Representatives Joe Pitts (R-PA) and Dan Lipiniski (D-IL) is another attempt to restrict women’s access to abortion care. The Pitts Bill is…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, February 8, 2011 CONTACT: NAF Communications Department 202-667-5881 press@prochoice.org Statement of Dana Weinstein as delivered at a press conference today with House Judiciary Democrats: Good afternoon. My name is Dana Weinstein. In July 2009, I was happily pregnant and excitingly, anxiously expecting the arrival of our second child. For nearly 8…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, February 8, 2011 CONTACT: NAF Communications Department 202-667-5881 press@prochoice.org Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF): The Smith Bill is an unprecedented attempt to restrict women’s access to abortion care. This bill would prevent millions of American women from obtaining private insurance coverage for abortion…

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Today, the National Abortion Federation issued a statement denouncing the failure of the Honourable Brad Green, QC, the Minister of Health in New Brunswick, to clarify where and how women will be able to access publicly funded abortion services. The Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital in Fredericton, the only facility that regularly provides publicly funded abortions…

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Last year, California voters considered Proposition 73, which proposed to amend the California constitution to require minors to notify a parent or legal guardian at least 48 hours before an abortion. Californians rejected Proposition 73 recognizing that these measures can endanger teens. Abortion opponents have collected enough signatures for a ballot initiative that will place…

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