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Pro-Choice Advocate Dies in Plane Crash

The pro-choice community mourns the loss of ally Governor Mel Carnahan (D-MO), who died in a plane crash on his way to a campaign rally on Monday night. The popular governor was running for the U.S. Senate seat against John Ashcroft (R-MO) in one of the closest races of this election year. Carnahan, a long time supporter of abortion rights, had been endorsed by National Abortion Rights Action League, and stood up for choice in the race against Ashcroft. Carnahan was 66 and died with his son and a campaign advisor.

Sources:

Associated Press _ October 17, 2000; Carnahan2000.com

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