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New poll shows 85 percent of voters want Zika plan to include protecting women’s health care

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A poll conducted by NARAL Pro Choice America shows 85 percent of voters they polled want a plan to combat the Zika virus that includes protecting women’s health care rights and funding to women’s health care centers. According to Sasha Bruce, senior vice president for campaigns and strategy at NARAL, the numbers show voters are largely deeply unhappy with Republican leadership on the issue — and the numbers, she said, come from voters in both parties as well as independent voters. “The poll…

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Abortion rights group hits Marco Rubio over Zika

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A top abortion rights organization is taking a swing at Sen. Marco Rubio. NARAL Pro-Choice America released a new campaign ad Tuesday, hitting Rubio over his decision to support legislation that didn’t fund women’s health clinics in the wake of the Zika outbreak. The advertisement — part of a six-figure ad campaign — also takes a swing at Rubio for not allowing women infected with the disease to get an abortion. “Sen. Rubio is putting the interests of extreme right-wing…

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NARAL Pro-Choice America to begin airing ads attacking Marco Rubio in Florida

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During his ultimately unsuccessful presidential campaign, Marco Rubio went further than most Republicans ever have when he said that he would deny abortion to women who are survivors of rape and incest. Such a stance was considered outside mainstream sensibilities, and the pro-choice group NARAL Pro-Choice began airing TV ads against Rubio following the New Hampshire primary on that issue. Now with the Florida Senator announcing on Wednesday that he will run for re-election to his U.S. Senate seat, the…

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Patrick Murphy gets NARAL Pro-Choice America endorsement in U.S. Senate race

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U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy grabbed a break-though progressive endorsement Monday as NARAL Pro-Choice America picked him over U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson in Florida’s Democratic U.S. Senate race. NARAL Pro-Choice America Senior Vice President Sasha Bruce called Murphy “fearless” in fighting to defend and expand Americans’ reproductive freedom.” “Patrick has been fearless in going up against the anti-choice majority in Congress and pushing back against the Republican-led smear campaign targeting Planned Parenthood and other health care providers,” she continued in a statement…

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Mitch Perry Report for 11.11.15 — The return of Rand Paul to the GOP presidential race

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The odds were stacked against him last night, and there were many who were writing him off before last night’s debate. And yet he had a breakthrough performance at the GOP’s 4th presidential debate in Milwaukee. Jeb Bush? No, Rand Paul. Paul’s been down so far this election cycle that the only stories you seem to read about him these days are when he’s going to quit and concentrate on being re-elected to the Senate in Kentucky. But for one…

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NARAL Pro-Choice America revels in Jeb Bush vs. Marco Rubio abortion spat

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According to a report in Tuesday’s New York Times, Right to Rise, the Jeb Bush-backed Super PAC, may be attacking Marco Rubio for his position on abortion rights. The newspaper reports that Mike Murphy, Right to Rise’s chief strategist, recently showed some Republicans a video portraying Rubio as too extreme on abortion. In the first GOP presidential debate, in August, Rubio said that he had “never advocated” laws that would allow abortions, even in cases of rape or incest. That stance…

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