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Help Us Win the War Against Women
Help Us Win the War Against Women

Help Us Win the War Against Women
Dear ,

The man who made headlines this week with his assertions about "legitimate rape" — Republican Representative Todd Akin — isn't alone when it comes to pushing an extreme anti-woman agenda. Fellow Representative Paul Ryan, along with Akin, voted for and cosponsored numerous anti-abortion bills, one of which would allow a publicly funded hospital to let a pregnant woman die rather than perform a life-saving abortion, and several of which allow rape exceptions to abortion bans only if the rape is "forcible."

And it doesn't stop with Akin and Ryan. The Republican Party leadership's offensive attack on women continued this week when the party's committee platform approved an anti-abortion plank that champions a human life amendment to the U.S. Constitution without allowing for any exception for rape, incest or preservation of the health or life of the woman.

We cannot stand by and let these extremists strip away women's basic rights. Can you chip in $25 or whatever you can afford to help us make sure every voter knows what's at stake before the fall elections? With your help, we will knock on doors, call on your neighbors and friends and get people to the polls on November 6 so that we can defend women's rights to privacy, freedom to choose and equal opportunity to healthcare.

One in three women in the U.S. will have an abortion by the age of 45, making this procedure a common and necessary aspect of women's health care needs. Yet the GOP platform endorses state laws mandating medically unnecessary ultrasounds and waiting periods. These provisions, which exist merely to increase the cost of abortions and personally humiliate women who seek them, are not supported by the majority of voters and must be defeated.

Donate $25 or more to help NOW win the war against women and reach as many voters as possible before election day. Women deserve leaders who will champion their access to the full range of reproductive health services, not those bent on turning the clock back on our fundamental rights.

Thanks for all that you do. Together, we can move this country forward, not backwards.

Signature Sincerely,
Terry O'Neill, President
National Organization for Women

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