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February 7, 2016 / Press Releases

NARAL responds to Rubio’s “unimaginable” comments this morning

February 7, 2016

Kaylie Hanson, National Communications Director for NARAL Pro-Choice America released the following statement in response to Marco Rubio’s This Week interview where he described his backwards stance on abortion rights:

“What’s unimaginable is Marco Rubio’s lack of trust in all women who deserve to make their own decisions about their own lives. Whether a woman is a survivor of rape, a mother who is already raising a family, or a daughter who is in school, all women deserve the right to make their own health care decisions so they’re empowered to live the life they want and can afford. If Marco Rubio truly believes we are all worthy of the protection of our laws, he should stop attacking a woman’s legal right to an abortion.”

Here’s what Marco Rubio said this morning:

RUBIO: “I believe that all human life is worthy of the protection of our laws, that’s what I deeply and personally believe, and I’m not going to change my position on something that is so deep in me in order to win an election.”

STEPHANOPOULOS: “So what do you say to that mom, when you look her in the eye…”

RUBIO: “It’s a terrible situation. I mean, a crisis pregnancy especially as a result of something as horrifying as that, I’m not telling you it’s easy. I’m not here saying it’s an easy choice, it is a horrifying thing what you’ve just described. It’s heart breaking. It is unimaginable quite frankly.”


Everyone should be able to decide if, when, how, and with whom they start or grow a family.

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