For Immediate Release
Mai Shiozaki, 202-628-8669, ext. 116; cell 202-641-1906
NOW to Rally in Pitts' Pennsylvania District to Denounce Stupak-Pitts Amendment
WASHINGTON - "Once again, women's reproductive rights are under attack in this
country," said NOW President Terry O'Neill. "Anti-choice legislators
are using health care reform as an opportunity to further restrict
women's access to abortion. One such plunderer is Pennsylvania
Representative Joseph Pitts, who co-authored an amendment to deny
millions of women abortion coverage, and then when the Stupak-Pitts
Amendment passed, Pitts voted against the main bill anyway."
O'Neill continued: "Thanks in large part to Pitts' efforts, the
House's version of health care reform now stands as the greatest threat
to women's fundamental right to abortion in decades. That's why NOW and
our allies will protest on Representative Pitts' home turf this
Press Conference/Rally to Denounce Stupak-Pitts Amendment to House Health Care Bill
National Organization for Women
Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania
Terry O'Neill, NOW president
Joanne Tosti-Vasey, PA NOW president
Lois Herr, candidate for Congress in Pennsylvania's 16th District
Louise Williams, Lancaster City Council president
Others to be announced
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"NOW is working overtime to ensure that an amendment similar to
Stupak-Pitts is not included in the Senate's version of health care
reform or the final bill," said O'Neill. "But it's also critical that
we send a message to those who initiated this attack: We will not go back and we will remember."
For more information on upcoming actions surrounding the Stupak-Pitts Amendment, click here.
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