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April 29, 2011

Statement on Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels' Intention to Sign Extreme Anti-Choice Bill

Washington, D.C. - Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, issued the following statement regarding Gov. Mitch Daniels' announcement that, despite his call for a truce on social issues, he will sign legislation that forbids state funding of Planned Parenthood. It also includes other very harmful provisions that, among other things, would ban abortion coverage in the state health insurance exchange and block women's access to safe, legal abortion, even when their health is at risk.

"Gov. Mitch Daniels has put his presidential ambitions above thousands of Hoosier women, who, as a result of his actions, will lose access to birth control, cancer screenings, and other basic health care.  Daniels now will distinguish himself as a governor who defunded Planned Parenthood.  He will also open the door to further political interference in women's personal, private decisions. With the stroke of a pen, Daniels will declare his truce on social issues to be over."

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Samantha Gordon, 202.973.3032

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