NARAL Pro-Choice America

NARAL Pro-Choice America and its network of state affiliates are dedicated to protecting and expanding reproductive freedom for all Americans. NARAL works to guarantee that every woman has the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. In recognition of its work defending our constitutional right to choose, Fortune Magazine described NARAL as "one of the top 10 advocacy groups in America."

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Key Bill Zeroes Out Funding for ‘Abstinence-Only’ Classes
Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, praised pro-choice members of a key Senate appropriations subcommittee for eliminating funding for ineffective, discredited "abstinence-only" programs. This report from the Senate comes days after the House passed its version of the FY'10 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education appropriations bill that also eliminates this funding.
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Thursday, July 23, 2009
NARAL Pro-Choice America, NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Welcome Ryan-DeLauro Bill to Prevent Unintended Pregnancy
Today, Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, and Kellie Copeland, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio and resident of the 17th Congressional District, issued the following joint statement regarding the Preventing Unintended Pregnancies, Reducing the Need for Abortion and Supporting Parents Act, introduced by Reps. Tim Ryan (D-OH) and Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn).
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Newswire article
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
NARAL Pro-Choice America and NARAL Pro-Choice New York Announce Support for Sotomayor Nomination
Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, and Kelli Conlin, president of NARAL Pro-Choice New York, today issued the following joint statement announcing the organizations' support for the confirmation of President Obama's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Sonia Sotomayor.
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Newswire article
Thursday, July 16, 2009
NARAL Pro-Choice America Commends Sen. Dodd, HELP Committee Members for Turning Back Anti-Choice Attacks
Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, joined Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) and other senators at a Capitol Hill press conference to mark the advancement of major health-care legislation in a key Senate committee. Sen. Dodd, along with other pro-choice members of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, defeated repeated attempts by anti-choice senators to politicize the bill with divisive anti-choice amendments. Moreover, the committee adopted important new provisions that will improve women's access to family-planning care.
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Friday, July 10, 2009
NARAL Pro-Choice America Praises House Subcommittee for Eliminating Funding for Failed 'Abstinence-Only' Program
Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, hailed a congressional subcommittee's action eliminating funding for 'abstinence-only' programs as a victory for sound science and health over political ideology.
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Newswire article
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
NARAL Pro-Choice America Praises House Committee for Voting to Lift D.C. Abortion Ban
Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, commended pro-choice leaders on the House Appropriations Committee for defeating an anti-choice attempt last night to reinsert a ban on Washington, D.C.'s ability to use locally raised funds to pay for abortion services. The amendment, offered by anti-choice Reps. Todd Tiahrt (R-Kan.) and Lincoln Davis (D-Tenn.), would have continued a 15-year-old discriminatory policy that made D.C. the only local government whose own funds are subject to congressional control.
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Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Statement of Nancy Keenan, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America, on the Nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the US Supreme Court
Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, issued the following statement on President Obama's selection of federal appeals court Judge Sonia Sotomayor to succeed retiring Justice David Souter on the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Newswire article
Friday, May 01, 2009
Statement of Nancy Keenan, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America, on Reports of Justice David Souter’s Possible Retirement
"Speculation regarding Justice David Souter's possible retirement is yet another stark reminder of the important role the Supreme Court plays in our everyday lives.
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Thursday, March 26, 2009
Pro-Choice Americans Prevail in First-Ever Congressional Vote on So-Called "Crisis Pregnancy Centers"
Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, hailed the Senate for resoundingly rejecting an amendment to a national-service bill that would have encouraged anti-choice organizations to apply for federal funding.
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Tuesday, March 17, 2009
NARAL Pro-Choice America Praises Introduction of Lautenberg-Lee REAL Act
Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice American and a former teacher and state education official, today praised Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) for leading the effort to establish the first-ever federal program for comprehensive sex education. The Responsible Education About Life (REAL) Act would fund honest, realistic sex education for young people in public schools around the country.
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