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May 1, 2009
9:58 AM

CONTACT: National Organization for Women

Mai Shiozaki, 202-628-8669, ext. 116; cell 202-641-1906

NOW Urges Obama to Protect Women's Reproductive Rights

Statement of NOW President Kim Gandy

WASHINGTON - May 1 - It goes without saying that the combination of war, economic collapse, piracy and a potential pandemic may have removed many important items from the top of the president's legislative agenda, including the Freedom of Choice Act. But I urge President Obama to maintain his public support for this critical legislation, which he enthusiastically endorsed during the campaign.

We look forward to working with this administration to put President Obama's understanding of the complex realities of women's lives and decisions into actions that will preserve and protect those lives and decisions, while advancing the worthy goal of reducing unintended pregnancy.

The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. NOW has 500,000 contributing members and 550 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.


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