Rep. Nickie Antonio Highlighted in Ms. Magazine- 40th Anniversary Edition

Rep. Nickie Antonio is featured in the current (Fall 2012) 40th Anniversary Issue of Ms. Magazine.  This special edition focuses on the upcoming presidential election and the importance of voting. “Women’s Lives in the Balance” is the title of the article in which Rep. Antonio shares her comments with the readers of the nation.  The author, Beth Baker, describes: “Antonio, who just completed her first term in a conservative statehouse, expected to be “focusing on funding education…getting our folks back to work.” Instead she has played a leading role in challenging extremist measures that would have, among other things, defunded Planned Parenthood and banned abortion even in the case of rape, incest or a woman’s life being at risk.”

The article goes on to describe the advances women have made over years time but the fate of this election could extinct the many equalities women have just begun to enjoy.  Eleanor Smeal, Feminist Majority president and Ms. Publisher states, “Let’s face it, in state after state and in the U.S. House, right-wing politicians are passing obnoxious bill to curb women’s access to birth control while they debate giving more rights to fertilized eggs than women.”  Elections have consequences and women will have the chance to ensure their freedoms this November.  The Ms. Magazine article addresses many topics that we as women need to consider when heading to the polls this election cycle.  This issue is available at local newsstands. You can learn more at


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