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February 18, 2016 / Press Releases

NARAL responds to Sen. Sanders’ comments on feminism at tonight’s Democratic townhall

February 18, 2016

Said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America:

“Bernie Sanders had a couple key moments in tonight’s Democratic Town Hall to demonstrate that he has earned the ‘honorary woman’ title he touts from Gloria Steinem, and he missed them. Bernie is a good man, and being a woman means understanding that we need equal pay but that equal pay doesn’t buy us much if we can’t plan our families. Being a woman means knowing that undoing Citizens United doesn’t secure our fundamental freedoms and restore abortion access under assault daily by anti-choice forces in this country. Being a woman means understanding that no man ever had to say ‘Hey guys, let’s stand together, and vote for a man’ because the status quo in this country has supported that for over two hundred years. Even as an ‘honorary woman,’ Bernie Sanders doesn’t quite get it, and there is only one person in this race who does—and has the experience to break down those barriers—Hillary Clinton.”


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