What Today’s Election Means for Women

By Christine Cupaiuolo |

Health care reform. Access to contraception. Increased protections for women against violence. Equal pay.

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On the state level, personhood amendments that grant fertilized embryos all the rights of a born human didn’t make it onto any ballot, but two states, , have put restrictive abortion initiatives before voters.

The National Women’s Law Center has published a with a number of useful links, including fact sheets on issues affecting women and great images to share — like the one on the left by Jen Sorensen.

For read on the election and the importance of women voters, visit , a project of the Center for American Women and Politics that tracks and analyzes polling data. Here’s a section on the and voting.

Finally, if long lines get you down, just think of Galicia Malone of Dolton, Ill., who stopped to .

The clerk’s office said Malone’s water had already broken when she made the stop to vote in her first presidential election.

“If only all voters showed such determination to vote,” [Cook County Clerk David] Orr said. “My hat goes off to Galicia for not letting anything get in the way of voting. What a terrific example she is showing for the next generation, especially her new son or daughter.”

And remember, no matter who wins, we still have to work on  …

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