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NOW Urges Obama to Protect Women's Reproductive Rights

Statement of NOW President Kim Gandy


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

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.