FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 7, 2015
Statement from Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America:
“Today, anti-choice politicians are showcasing their obsession with controlling women’s bodies. Again. This is the 5th vote in their fruitless witch hunt to defund Planned Parenthood, which would—if successful—only deny low-income men and women access to vital health care.
“Anti-choice lawmakers are not only ignoring conclusions from 14 separate state investigations that exonerate Planned Parenthood of any wrong doing, but they are also dismissing the results from three previous Congressional hearings that demonstrate Planned Parenthood’s value to millions of Americans.”
“7 in 10 Americans believe women deserve the dignity and respect to make their own health care decisions. It’s time for anti-choice politicians to listen.”
NARAL Pro-Choice America and its network of state affiliates are dedicated to protecting and expanding reproductive freedom for all Americans. NARAL works to guarantee that every woman has the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. In recognition of its work defending our constitutional right to choose, Fortune Magazine described NARAL as “one of the top 10 advocacy groups in America.”