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2012-09-04 18:21:04

CHARLOTTE, Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a transcript of a speech, as prepared for delivery, by Nancy Keenan, President of the National Abortion Rights Action League Pro-Choice America (NARAL), at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, September 4, 2012: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120720/MM44058LOGO) On behalf of NARAL Pro-Choice America--and our one million member activists--I am honored to be here to talk to you about what's at stake for...

Some Faith-Based Employers Must Cover Birth Control Starting in 2013
2012-01-21 05:13:54

Religiously-affiliated hospitals, universities, and other nonprofit organizations will have to pay for the birth-control coverage of their female employees, but they will be given an extra year to comply with the mandate, the Obama administration has ruled. According to Reuters, the decision, which was announced Friday by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, will not apply directly to churches, synagogues, mosques, temples or similar places of worship. Nor will it apply...

2011-02-26 07:58:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Women's rights, human rights, workers' rights are under siege in Congress and statehouses, according to organizers of the Walk for Choice. A Congress with no solutions to the nation's pressing crises has voted to defund basic health care services and family planning (Title X). Their plan would force more unintended pregnancies on the most vulnerable women. And then HR 3 would deny access to abortions. This is another tragic and...

2010-08-30 10:04:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amy Everitt, State Director of NARAL Pro-Choice California, announced that PrivacyPAC, the organization's political action committee, is proudly and enthusiastically endorsing candidate Kamala Harris for California Attorney General, an office that has significant influence over issues impacting the right to choose. "There is no doubt that Harris has a deep commitment to choice. She has fought to protect a woman's right to choose throughout...

2010-07-12 08:30:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NARAL Pro-Choice California Foundation today announced the results of a two-year-long undercover investigation of more than 200 so-called "crisis pregnancy centers" (CPCs) in California. The report reveals a disturbing pattern of how these unregulated centers mislead women about their reproductive health-care options, thus posing a serious threat to women's health. CPCs are the "clinic arm" of the anti-choice movement. In many cases, as...

2010-07-06 09:06:00

Pro-Choice group mobilizes 164,000 member activists as Dr. Pan faces an anti-choice activist and Prop 8 supporter SAN FRANCISCO, July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amy Everitt, state director of NARAL Pro-Choice California, announced that her organization's political action committee, PrivacyPAC, is proudly endorsing candidate Dr. Richard Pan, a pediatrician at UC Davis Children's Hospital, in the California State Assembly District 5 election. This seat is open, formerly held by termed-out...

2010-02-06 11:35:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Support Tebow's Super Bowl Ad," the Facebook campaign launched by Americans United for Life Action in partnership with LifeNews.com, now boasts more than 200,000 people and is growing every second. This effort was started to demonstrate support for Focus on the Family's Super Bowl commercial featuring college football superstar Tim Tebow and his family. "The attempt by the National Organization for Women and NARAL Pro-Choice America to...

2009-07-30 14:04:00

Perkins challenges Planned Parenthood President to Debate WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council Action President Tony Perkins today urged the House Energy and Commerce Committee to approve amendments to protect the conscience rights of health care providers and ensure that Americans' tax dollars are not used to pay for abortions within the health care overhaul. Perkins also responded to attacks by Planned Parenthood and the National Abortion Rights Action...

2009-02-20 12:34:00

Ad Was to Air Following State of the Union Address CHICAGO, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CNN has rejected an uplifting and positive ad focusing on the historic inauguration of Barack Obama, submitted for the State of the Union Address on Feb. 24. CNN claims the ad "suggests a position in favor of the advocacy message, without having permission of the persons involved." Brian Burch of CatholicVote.org reacted to CNN's claims: "This is absurd. Our ad does not suggest that Barack...

2008-07-04 09:00:17

By Jim Kuhnhenn Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama says "mental distress" should not qualify as a justification for late- term abortions, a key distinction not embraced by many supporters of abortion rights. In an interview this week with Relevant, a Christian magazine, Obama said prohibitions on late-term abortions must contain "a strict, well-defined exception for the health of the mother." Obama then added: "Now, I don't think that 'mental...