EMILY’s List sees historic win in Oregon special election

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Bonamici taped a personal message of thanks for EMILYs List donors.

Because of you, Ill be going to Washington as the only woman in the Oregon delegation to work hard for women and families and all of my constituents across the state, she said.

The wins come as 2012 promises to be another landmark year in the battle over abortion rights.

States have enacted record numbers of bans and restrictions over the past year, and all the candidates for the Republican nomination have vowed to curtail abortion rights to various extents and ban federal funding for abortion providers.