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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 18, 2008

NARAL Pro-Choice America President Marks Major Milestone for Reproductive Rights with Speech at the University of Texas

Keenan discusses moral complexity of abortion on national NPR program

Austin, Texas – Last night, Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, delivered a speech on the future of the pro-choice movement and the moral complexity surrounding abortion, on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. Keenan's speech marks the 35th anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark decision Roe v. Wade, a case that originated in Texas.

Keenan paid tribute to Sarah Weddington, the graduate of the University of Texas Law School, who successfully argued the case before the Court in 1973. Weddington was an honored guest at the speech, which was sponsored by the Center for Women's and Gender Studies, the Lilith Fund, and the university's chapter of Law Students for Reproductive Justice. Keenan also recognized NARAL Pro-Choice Texas, another host of the event, as that state affiliate celebrates its 30th year as the leading political pro-choice organization in Texas.

To read Keenan's remarks, visit: http://www.prochoiceamerica.org/assets/files/roe35_texas_speech.pdf

Keenan's interview with Michel Martin on NPR's "Tell Me More" can be heard at:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=18214695

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