MHP: Why Women Must Vote

MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry discusses the war on women and its effect on U.S. laws.

Melissa Harris-Perry (MSNBC)

According to MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry, 76 laws limiting abortion were passed in 2012. Women, especially those who understand the importance of women's health, therefore must vote. During an MSNBC election special entitled "Why Women Matter," Harris-Perry spoke with Sandra Fluke, the woman verbally attacked by Republican pundit Rush Limbaugh earlier this year, and others about how Fluke became one of the focuses of election 2012. "It was definitely not what I had planned for 2012," she said with a laugh.

Watch Melissa Harris-Perry and her panelists discuss the role of women at the ballot box this year:

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