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The threat to women’s reproductive lives and health just doubled.

Just this morning, Mitt Romney announced his choice for his vice presidential running mate: Anti-choice extremist Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI).

Anti-choice forces are thrilled with Ryan, and it’s no wonder why:

  • During his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, Ryan cast 59 votes on abortion and other reproductive rights issues. He voted anti-choice each and every time.
  • Ryan repeatedly voted for and cosponsored the Federal Abortion Ban, a law that criminalizes some abortion services, endangers women’s health, and carries a two-year prison sentence for doctors.

Ryan is outspoken about his anti-choice beliefs:

“I’m as pro-life as a person gets. You’re not going to have a truce. Judges are going to come up. Issues come up, they’re unavoidable, and I’m never going to not vote pro-life.”1

We need your help to defeat the anti-choice Romney-Ryan ticket and all anti-choice politicians who are dangerous threats to women’s health.

Make no mistake about it: Ryan is 100% behind the War on Women agenda and, if elected on November 6, he’s ready to work with Mitt Romney the day after the inauguration to:

  • Defund Planned Parenthood clinics across the nation;
  • Eliminate the Title X family-planning program, which provides mammograms and cancer screenings to low-income individuals;
  • Deny women in the military — who defend our freedom overseas — the right to use their own, private funds for abortion care at military hospitals;
  • Pass legislation to effectively ban abortion coverage in state health-insurance exchanges; and
  • Allow hospitals to refuse to provide emergency abortion care, even when a woman’s life is in danger.

Please help us get the word out: Romney and Ryan are dangerous to women’s health.

With nothing to stand in the way of the extreme Romney-Ryan agenda, we could lose the protection of Roe v. Wade, women’s health and lives will be at risk — and anti-choice zealots could wipe out decades’ worth of reproductive rights we’ve fought so hard to win.

We can spread the word about these and other anti-choice candidates. But we’re running out of time. With less than 90 days to go, we need to knock on every door, make every call, and sound the warning bell to every pro-choice voter we can find. If we can get them to the polls, we can defeat anti-choice politicians running across the country and continue with all our important grassroots and advocacy work to ensure the right to privacy.

Please make the most generous gift you can to NARAL Pro-Choice America — right now — to beat the Romney-Ryan ticket, protect our pro-choice allies, and defend choice at all levels of government.

Thanks for all you do.

Nancy Keenan

Nancy Keenan
President, NARAL Pro-Choice America

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1The Weekly Standard, Paul Ryan: GOP Must Continue Fighting for the Right to Life by John McCormack, September 22, 2010.