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AMERICANS OVERWHELMINGLY OPPOSE A NATIONWIDE BAN ON ABORTION & ARE FIRED UP TO VOTE TO STOP IT: As Lindsey Graham and anti-abortion rights politicians try to advance a national abortion ban, new data released from Navigator shows just how out of touch Graham and his anti-abortion allies are with the American people. By a 41-point margin, nearly seven in ten Americans oppose a nationwide abortion ban, including Independents by a 46-point margin (24 percent support – 70 percent oppose) and even a plurality of Republicans (44 percent support –  49 percent oppose). 

A national abortion ban isn’t just wildly unpopular – it is actually making pro-choice Americans more motivated to vote. In previous tracking, 58 percent of Americans said the overturning of Roe made them more motivated to vote, including 72 percent of pro-choice Americans.  Today, Americans report being even more motivated to vote by the news about a national abortion ban by 7 points in this survey (65 percent), including 82 percent of Democrats and 79 percent of pro-choice Americans.

You can read more about the latest Navigator data here

TOMORROW: VP HARRIS TO VISIT CONNECTICUT FOR CONVERSATION ON ABORTION: Planned Parenthood Federation of America President and CEO Alexis McGill Johsnon will moderate a conversation on reproductive rights with Vice President Kamala Harris alongside Rep. Jahana Hayes (CT-5th District). They will discuss the federal actions being taken to address abortion access post-Roe. The event will be held at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, CT. 

BIDEN ADMINISTRATION INTERAGENCY TASK FORCE ON REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH MEETS FOR THE SECOND TIME: This afternoon, President Biden’s Task Force on Reproductive Healthcare Access will meet for the second time, and focus on ways the administration is helping address the abortion access crisis, including by announcing new guidance around Title IX’s anti-discrimination requirements, including around termination of pregnancy, and $6 million in Title X, sex education, and research grants. During the meeting the Task Force will also hear directly from health care providers on the impacts of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. This meeting comes as the White House continues its response to the abortion access crisis, and as health care service delivery and access are affected, and as states that protect access are working to provide care to an influx of patients from other states.

Read more from ABC News, Reuters, and Bloomberg.

PLANNED PARENTHOOD VOTES ORGS LAUNCH SIX-FIGURE AD CAMPAIGNS IN KS, WI: This week, Planned Parenthood Great Plains Votes PAC and Planned Parenthood Votes launched six-figure digital ad campaigns in Kansas and Wisconsin, respectively, urging voters to Take Control at the ballot box by November 8. The ads will run on connected TV, YouTube, and other digital channels in an effort to reach as many voters as possible during this critical election season.

Planned Parenthood Great Plains Votes PAC’s Kansas ad, “Contrast,” highlights the stark contrast between anti-abortion rights gubernatorial candidate Derek Schmidt and reproductive freedom champion Gov. Laura Kelly. In August, Kansas voters overwhelmingly decided to protect abortion access, rejecting a constitutional amendment that would have eliminated their right to an abortion. The ad reminds voters that Derek Schmidt believes Kansans’ rights are still up for discussion and that he is out of touch with Kansans’ values.

The Wisconsin ad, sponsored by Planned Parenthood Votes, urges Wisconsinites to  “Fight Back” against extremist Senate candidate Ron Johnson and elect Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes. The ad reminds voters of Johnson’s callous disregard for the health and well-being of his constituents, who he says “can move” if they don’t like the abortion laws in their state. 

PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF WISCONSIN ABORTION PROVIDERS DISCUSS HARDSHIPS SINCE END OF ROE: In an op-ed published in the Shepherd Express yesterday, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin Medical Director Dr. Kathy King and Associate Medical Director  Dr. Allison Linton reflected on the devastating impact of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, ending the federal constitutional right to abortion. The providers detailed their experiences in Wisconsin, where a total ban from 1849 has made abortion completely inaccessible.  

“Each person’s circumstances for seeking abortion care is different and each pregnancy is unique. I can honestly say that some of my greatest teachers have been the patients for whom I provided abortion care. They have taught me to trust that they know their lives, their needs, and hopes for the future better than anyone else,” writes Dr. King. “Making decisions about pregnancy is deeply personal and private. In a country that cherishes liberty and freedom I hope we can all agree that people must have the right to make decisions over their own bodies.” 

“Abortion saves lives. This is not just a phrase on T-shirts and bumper stickers. This is a fact,” writes Dr. Linton. “As one of the few abortion providers in a tertiary care hospital, I have been called in to help patients with pregnancies before viability experiencing sepsis after their water broke too early or a hemorrhage from a placenta trying to detach—many of whom were transferred from hospitals that would not or could not provide the abortion the patient needed. Emergency abortions saved their lives.”

Read the full op-ed in the Shepherd Express.