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VP Debate wrap-up

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This week, Randi, Jaime, and Gabe discuss this week’s vice presidential debate. Tim Kaine made many excellent points, including some terrific answers on abortion.

 We support Roe v. Wade. We support the constitutional right of American women to consult their own conscience, their own supportive partner, their own minister, but then make their own decision about pregnancy. That’s something we trust American women to do that.

Mike Pence gets the Walk of Shame for denying many statements both he and Donald Trump has made, including this jem:

Donald Trump and I would never support legislation that punished women who made the heartbreaking choice to end a pregnancy.

In the Cleveland Plain Dealer, former state Rep. Ed Jerse complained about how difficult it is to be a “pro-life” Democrat. After a lengthy discussion of the hardship of politicians, he reluctantly admits that education and contraception might be benefits of a Clinton/Kaine administration. We asked why education and contraception are the very solutions that the pro-life movement repeatedly ignore.

Secretary Clinton got a boost this week, as she was endorsed by LeBron James.

I also tell all my kids how important it is that they give back to the community. Because if basketball has taught me anything, it’s that no one achieves greatness alone. And it takes everyone working together to create real change.

When I look at this year’s presidential race, it’s clear which candidate believes the same thing. Only one person running truly understands the struggles of an Akron child born into poverty. And when I think about the kinds of policies and ideas the kids in my foundation need from our government, the choice is clear.

That candidate is Hillary Clinton.

 

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The Pence Amendment

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I took this photo five years ago outside Senator Sherrod Brown’s office. His staffer is kneeling in the center, surrounded by four bus loads of people from Ohio. The trip was part of a much larger national push to stop a horrific proposal to shutdown the US government over reproductive health care funding, AKA The Pence Amendment.

Mike Pence is very bad for America. As a member of Congress, he put his name on an amendment to take all federal funds away from Planned Parenthood health centers that would have had a devastating effect on women’s access to health care across the country.

The 2011 Pence Amendment would have put the health of millions of low and middle-income women at risk by eliminating their primary source of preventive health care and family planning services. Not only would this amendment have eliminated the provision of cancer screenings and other vital health services for women, but it represented a direct attack by members of Congress on women’s right to control their own reproductive health.

Thanks to pro-choice champions like Sherrod Brown and President Obama, the Pence Amendment was defeated.

Attacks by Mike Pence continued, however, as he took his agenda from Congress to the Indiana Governor’s office. Indiana women have suffered greatly because of restrictions on abortion providers.

Tuesday night, Mike Pence will be appearing in the Vice Presidential Debate. As Donald Trump’s running mate, he brings a serious threat to the 2016 election, backed by a career of attacking women. In a Trump Administration, Mike Pence would have control over reproductive health care policy and the ability to destroy women’s access to safe and legal abortion.

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We cannot allow Mike Pence to force his anti-woman agenda on America. Email us at volunteer@prochoiceohio.org to get involved. There’s still time to make a difference before Election Day.

For choice,

Gabriel Mann
Communications Manager
NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio


Help build a pro-choice Ohio. Every day, NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio fights to protect access to the full range of reproductive health care options—including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and safe & legal abortion care. We educate the public about the real threat to women’s healthcare posed by anti-choice legislation and policies. We mobilize pro-choice Ohioans to take political action to defend reproductive rights. And we are the voice for Ohio’s abortion clinics, helping them navigate the increasingly hostile climate created by extremist groups. But we need your help. As a member organization, we rely on your financial support to fund our important legislative, educational, and grassroots activities.

Contribute to NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio