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The War on Women: More Than 400 Reasons to Fight Back
The War on Women: More Than 400 Reasons to Fight Back
The War on Women: More Than 400 Reasons to Fight Back
The War on Women: More Than 400 Reasons to Fight Back
The War on Women: More Than 400 Reasons to Fight Back
The War on Women: More Than 400 Reasons to Fight Back
The War on Women: More Than 400 Reasons to Fight Back
The War on Women: More Than 400 Reasons to Fight Back
The War on Women: More Than 400 Reasons to Fight Back
The War on Women: More Than 400 Reasons to Fight Back
The War on Women: More Than 400 Reasons to Fight Back
The War on Women: More Than 400 Reasons to Fight Back
The War on Women: More Than 400 Reasons to Fight Back
The War on Women: More Than 400 Reasons to Fight Back
The War on Women: More Than 400 Reasons to Fight Back
The War on Women: More Than 400 Reasons to Fight Back
The War on Women: More Than 400 Reasons to Fight Back
The War on Women: More Than 400 Reasons to Fight Back
The War on Women: More Than 400 Reasons to Fight Back
The War on Women: More Than 400 Reasons to Fight Back
The War on Women: More Than 400 Reasons to Fight Back
The War on Women: More Than 400 Reasons to Fight Back
The War on Women: More Than 400 Reasons to Fight Back
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  • 1. Nancy Keenan, President Donna Crane, Policy Director April 28, 2011 The War on Women: More Than 400 Reasons to Fight Back
  • 2. 112 th Congress At a Glance
  • 3. Federal Action, January-April 2011
    • Attacks on health-care reform
    • “ Stupak on Steroids” agenda: H.R.3 & H.R.358
    • Attempt to zero out Title X family-planning program
    • Efforts to defund Planned Parenthood
    • D.C. abortion ban reimposed
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) called H.R.3 one of his “highest legislative priorities.” - ABC News, January 20, 2011
  • 4. Attacks on Health-Care Reform
    • House voted to repeal full law
      • H.R.2: 245-189
    • House voted twice to defund
    • law
      • Pitts amendment to H.R.1: 239-183
      • H.Con.Res.35: 240-185
  • 5. “ Stupak on Steroids” Agenda
  • 6. Attempt to Zero Out Title X Family-Planning Program
    • Title X (ten) is the nation's cornerstone family-planning program for low-income women
    • House voted to eliminate the program: 235-189
    • Final FY’11 budget cut $17 million from the program
  • 7. Efforts to Defund Planned Parenthood
    • House voted twice to defund Planned Parenthood:
      • Pence Amendment to H.R.1: 240-185
      • H.Con.Res.36: 241-185
    • Failed in Senate: 42-58
    NARAL Pro-Choice America in Action: On April 7, thousands of pro-choice activists stormed Capitol Hill as anti-choice House leaders bring government to brink of shutdown over defunding Planned Parenthood.
  • 8. D.C. Abortion Ban Reimposed
    • In 2009, for the first time in 14 years, Congress lifted its ban on the District's use of its own privately raised funds to provide abortion care to its low-income residents. 
    • Final FY’11 budget reinstated the ban
    • Once the ban was reinstated, Medicaid immediately stopped paying for abortion care in D.C.
    Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, speaks out against D.C. abortion ban at news conference with Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), Mayor Vincent Gray, and other local leaders.
  • 9. Changes in States’ Political Composition State Governments State Legislatures Governors *including the District of Columbia 2010 2011 Pro-choice 17 17* Mixed-choice 12 5 Anti-choice 21 29 2010 2011 Pro-choice 5 7* Anti-choice 10 15 2010 2011 Pro-choice 11* 9* Anti-choice 16 19
  • 10. Anti-Choice State Legislation Being Tracked 175 427
  • 11. State Action, January-April 2011
    • Abortion-coverage bans
    • Nebraska copycat bans
    • Mandatory-ultrasound legislation
    • “ Personhood” measures
    • Race- and sex-based attacks
  • 12. Abortion-Coverage Bans
    • Before health-care reform, 5 states banned insurance from covering abortion
    • Following health-care reform, 9 enacted some sort of abortion coverage ban
      • 5 states enacted bans in 2010
      • 4 states enacted bans in 2011 (and 1 ban vetoed)
    • Currently, a total of 11 states have some sort of abortion coverage ban (some states have enacted multiple bans)
    • Legislation filed so far in 2011: 53 bills in 23 states
  • 13. Abortion-Coverage Bans Pre-PPACA Statewide abortion-coverage ban existed prior to health-care reform
  • 14. Current Law: Abortion-Coverage Bans Statewide abortion-coverage ban Abortion-coverage ban in exchange
  • 15. Abortion-Coverage Bans: Current & Proposed Abortion-coverage ban proposed in 2011 Statewide abortion-coverage ban Abortion-coverage ban in exchange
  • 16. Nebraska Copycat Bans
      • Bans abortion after 20 weeks with almost no exceptions
    • Legislation filed so far in 2011: 31 bills in 15 states: AL, AR, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, KY, MN, MS, NM, OK, OR, and SC
    • Enacted so far in 2011: ID, KS, and OK
    • National Right to Life Committee anticipates 5 more states will pass similar measures this session
  • 17. Mandatory-Ultrasound Legislation
      • Before 2011 session, 21 states had some type of ultrasound provision on the books
      • Legislation filed so far in 2011: 28 ultrasound-related bills in 14 states: AL, AR, AZ, CT, FL, IN, KY, MI, MT, NC, OH, RI, TX, VA
      • Enacted so far in 2011: AZ
      • By comparison, only 9 ultrasound-related bills were considered in 2010; 3 passed: FL (vetoed), LA (in effect), and OK (in litigation)
  • 18. “ Personhood” Measures
    • Personhood USA now claiming activity in all 50 states
    • On the 2011 ballot in MS
    • Threatened for 2012 ballot in FL
    • Legislation filed so far in 2011: 22 bills in 14 states: IA, KS, LA, MI, MT, ND, NH, NY, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA
      • By comparison, only 7 bills were considered in 2010
  • 19. Race- and Sex-Based Attacks
    • Legislation filed so far in 2011: 8 bills in 5 states: AZ, KS, MA, RI, and WV
    • Enacted so far in 2011: AZ
      • Billboards in 11 states: AR, CA, FL, GA, IL, MO, NY, OH, TN, TX, and WI
  • 20.  
  • 21. State Rep. Nickie J. Antonio Kellie Copeland, Executive Director
  • 22. Changes in Ohio’s Political Composition State Government State Legislature Senate House 2010 2011 Pro-choice Mixed-choice x Anti-choice x 2010 2011 Pro-choice Mixed-choice Anti-choice x x 2010 2011 Pro-choice Mixed-choice x Anti-choice x
  • 23. Effects of Ohio’s Electoral Changes
    • A multitude of extreme attacks against women.
      • HB 125, the so-called “heartbeat bill”
      • HB 78/S 72, 20-week viability testing
      • HB 63/SB 8, judicial bypass
      • HB 7, abstinence-only program
      • HB 79, ban on insurance coverage of abortion
  • 24. Resources
    • NARAL Pro-Choice America
    • www.ProChoiceAmerica.org
    • NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio
    • www.ProChoiceOhio.org
    • Media Inquiries:
    • 202-973-3032 or
    • [email_address]

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