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July 14, 2016 / Press Releases

NARAL endorses Russ Feingold for U.S. Senate

July 14, 2016

NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC today announced its endorsement of former Sen. Russ Feingold for U.S. Senate. Feingold has been a staunch pro-choice ally for Wisconsin women and families and will help lead the fight against anti-choice attacks on reproductive freedom.

Said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, “When it comes to advancing reproductive freedom, Wisconsinites couldn’t have a clearer choice this fall. Ron Johnson has made it his mission to restrict reproductive freedom while in the Senate. His votes to ban abortion, defund Planned Parenthood, and take away women’s access to contraception tell you all you need to know. On the other hand, Russ Feingold has voted to protect abortion rights and contraception. He’s someone who believes that reproductive freedom is critical to the success of Wisconsin women and their families. Wisconsinites deserve a senator who will buckle down and do what’s needed to protect their rights, and they can find that in Russ Feingold.”

Said Russ Feingold, “I am proud to receive the endorsement of NARAL Pro-Choice America. Access to reproductive care for Wisconsin’s women shouldn’t be a partisan issue. Unfortunately my opponent, Sen. Johnson, has made it one, calling his effort to defund access to healthcare for Wisconsin’s women a ‘fun vote,’ and backing a divisive ‘personhood’ amendment. Working together, we will fight to ensure Wisconsin women and families have access to the quality, affordable healthcare they deserve.”

Feingold is running against Sen. Ron Johnson, an anti-choice politician who has consistently sought to undermine the reproductive freedom of Wisconsinites and all Americans. Johnson’s anti-choice record garnered him a zero percent rating in NARAL’s annual rating of members of Congress. He has repeatedly voted to defund Planned Parenthood, to ban abortion, and even wants to overturn Roe v. Wade and outlaw abortion.

NARAL previously targeted Sen. Johnson in an ad campaign pushing him to do the job he was elected to do by filling the vacancy on the Supreme Court, and has criticized his shared commitment to undermining reproductive freedom with anti-choice misogynist Donald Trump.


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