Granholm Endorsed by National Women's Group

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The head of a national organization that backs female Democratic candidates who support abortion rights nearly had to shout today to make her comments heard over abortion opponents.

Ellen Malcolm of Washington-based EMILY's List spoke at a rally for Governor Granholm.

She said Republican candidate Dick DeVos opposes abortion except to save a pregnant woman's life and praised Granholm for supporting abortion rights.

Around 30 abortion opponents held up signs and chanted slogans such as "abortion hurts women" during the hour-long rally.

One critic, Monica Migliorino Miller, says Granholm should be ashamed as a Catholic to support abortion.

Granholm personally opposes abortion but has vetoed bills such as one that would have ended a late-term abortion procedure.