Pro-abortion group, NARAL, endorses Obama

President of NARAL calls pro-life supporters "extremists"

Nancy Keenan, President of NARAL. NARAL

In a message sent to supporters, Nancy Keenan said it was "exciting news" that the pro-abortion organization she leads is endorsing Barack Obama for re-election.

Nancy Keenan, 60, is the president of NARAL Pro-Choice America who just announced she was stepping down to allow a younger leader to spread the pro-abortion message to younger followers.

Keenan explained the decision to endorse Obama was simple because a vote for President Obama would be a vote for abortion this November.

Detailing his years in office, Keenan explained that President Obama has demonstrated his commitment to supporting and defending women's rights to taxpayer-funded contraception and access to abortion.

Including Obamacare, which increased federal funds for contraception and abortion, Keenan highlighted legislation that limits birth control prices in colleges and federally-funded health clinics.

She also hailed Obama-signed legislation that increases taxpayer-funding of contraception while cutting "failed 'abstinence-only' programs."

Additionally, she said that Obama vetoed a bill (H.R.3) that would have halted further expansion of federal money for abortions, which she claimed "could force rape survivors who choose abortion care to prove to an IRS agent that they were sexually assaulted."

She praised Obama's veto of H.R.358, a bill the pro-choice movement called the "Let Women Die" bill, saying it "would let hospitals refuse to provide emergency abortion care to women who could die without it."

She said those who oppose abortion and taxpayer-funded contraception are extremists and "anti-choice zealots [who] are filling Mitt Romney's coffers with millions of dollars to take this election, and choice, out of our hands."

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