Jan 16, 2011
NARAL Pro-Choice America, a pro-abortion advocacy group, has dedicated its annual report on “the status of reproductive rights in America” to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano for “her courage, principled stance, and commitment” to legalized abortion in America. The report was released on Friday.
“Prior to her appointment to this post, Napolitano served for six years as Arizona governor,” says the dedication of the 109-page report Who Decides? The Status of Women’s Reproductive Rights in the United States. “During that time, she stood almost alone between Arizona women’s reproductive freedom and hostile, unrelenting legislators.”
The dedication credits Napolitano with vetoing “no fewer than eight anti-choice bills,” including legislation NARAL said supported “biased counseling” and that required delays for women seeking an abortion.
Napolitano vetoed three bills, according to NARAL, that “would have made Arizona’s existing parental-consent law even more burdensome on young women.”
This article was posted: Sunday, January 16, 2011 at 5:27 am