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Well, These Women Know What They Want



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A mass e-mail from Eleanor Smeal that went out last night:

We will not accept a Supreme Court nominee who would roll back women’s reproductive rights. The Feminist Majority has already done dozens of television, print, and radio interviews about what is at stake for women and urging the appointment of a woman at least as centrist as Sandra Day O’Connor who will not turn her back on women’s rights.

I testified for O’Connor during her confirmation hearings. If Reagan could appoint a woman who would often cast the fifth vote for women’s rights, so can Bush. But to make it happen, we will have to make our voices heard.



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