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On the other side, NARAL Pro-Choice America has asked its members to protest the amendment by sending 50,000 e-mails to the Senate. “This attack is personal. It’s about all of us,” said Nancy Keenan, NARAL president.

“Rep. Pence’s amendment is deeply misguided,” said Vania Leveille, senior legislative counsel for American Civil Liberties Union. “We hope cooler heads prevail” in the Senate.