It's Up to Women to Elect Pro-Choice Candidates in 2012

I agree that women need to make sure that we are paying attention to what these candidates are saying. Especially as it relates to women issues, ie, pro life vs pro choice. I don't agree with abortion on its face. I mean if a girl is raped and gets pregnant, I believe she should have the right to decide what she wants to do.

Last year, as a result of the 2010 midterm elections, the 112th Congress became the first in a generation to start out with fewer women in its ranks than the Congress before it. After decades of slow incremental growth in the number of women serving in Congress, last year we actually lost ground, dropping from 93 to 92 women (thankfully Kathy Hochul's victory last summer returned us to the previous level.)

But 2011 also saw the House of Representatives engage in an unprecedented assault on women's reproductive rights. Whether it was their passage of a bill to defund Planned Parenthood or their legislation that would allow hospitals receiving federal funds to refuse reproductive care to women even if their life was in danger, time and again, the House of Representatives proved it was hostile toward women's rights.

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