Saturday, January 19, 2013

Six Portraits in Six Days: Nancy Keenan

Day six in my Six Portraits in Six Days series is Nancy Keenan, president of the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL). In May of 2012 Keenan announced that she would step down as president of NARAL but still continue her work with other women’s health groups. During her time at NARAL Keenan fought diligently for women's access to healthcare and birth control. In 2006 Keenan was listed as one of the 100 most powerful women in Washington, DC by Washingtonian magazine. In 2006 and 2008 NARAL helped more pro-choice politicians earn seats in Congress. However, after a setback in 2010 when a large number of republicans became elected, 2011 and 2012 sadly saw record numbers of new anti-choice laws enacted in states since Roe V. Wade.

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