Dear NOW members,
I know you don't need any more evidence that this election is a choice between preserving women's freedom and setting us back by decades. But these anti-choice extremists just can't keep their mouths shut.
- U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock (R-IN), in a debate last night: "Even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen."1
- Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL), to reporters last week: "With modern technology and science, you can't find one instance" of an abortion necessary to save a woman's life. "There is no such exception as life of the mother, and as far as health of the mother, same thing."2
- Vice presidential nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), mocking women's issues to a group of conservative donors: "Now it's a war on women; tomorrow it's going to be a war on left-handed Irishmen or something like that."3
- Presidential candidate, Gov. Mitt Romney, asked earlier this month whether insurance companies should be required to cover contraception: "Well it's a question as to, should you get a car painted, you know, red or blue. I mean you can decide which you'd like."4
These are real quotes. These are real beliefs. This is real danger.
The stakes are high. We have a plan to help win this election and protect choice at all levels of government. We need you with us — now. Let's go win this.
President, NARAL Pro-Choice America
1 Indiana Senate Candidate Richard Mourdock: Pregnancy From Rape 'Something God Intended' — ABC News, October 24
2 Rep. Joe Walsh: Abortion never necessary to save women's lives — The Hill, October 19
3 At Fla. fundraiser, Paul Ryan mocks 'war on women' — The Washington Post, October 18
4 Mitt Romney's Contraception Strategy: Change The Subject — The Huffington Post, October 17