NARAL Pro-Choice America and NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation dedicate the 2013 edition of Who Decides? The Status of Women's Reproductive Rights in the United States to the women of the Obama administration.
As the War on Women raged on, President Obama stood resolute against the onslaught of anti-choice legislative proposals. Time and again, he proved the value he and his administration place on a woman's right to choose. And the Obama administration went even further by accomplishing one of the greatest advancements in women's health in a generation: it guaranteed near-universal birth-control coverage for almost all American women.
In these actions and others, President Obama is fortunate to be supported by some of the most talented, able, and tenacious women ever to serve in federal government. Hillary Rodham Clinton, secretary of state; Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services; Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to the president; Melody Barnes and Cecilia Muñoz, directors of the domestic policy council; Tina Tchen, chief of staff to the first lady; and Nancy-Ann DeParle, deputy chief of staff for policy are among them. We applaud these women for their wisdom, courage, political savvy, and tireless efforts to improve the status of women and we proudly dedicate this edition of Who Decides? to them.
NARAL Pro-Choice America and NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation staff also proudly dedicate the 2013 edition of Who Decides? The Status of Women's Reproductive Rights in the United States to our departing president, Nancy Keenan. Nancy brought unmatched wisdom, commitment, and enthusiasm to the NARAL family, and will truly be missed.