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October 10, 2016 / Press Releases

NARAL endorses pro-choice leader Mike Honda for Congress

October 10, 2016

Honda (CA-17) Earns Endorsement of Nation’s Leading Pro-Choice Advocacy Group

NARAL Pro-Choice America today announced its endorsement of Rep. Mike Honda as he campaigns for re-election in California’s 17th Congressional District. As a leader who has defended our reproductive freedom and access to abortion, Mike Honda has always fought for the values of hardworking Californians.

“Mike Honda is a fearless advocate for our reproductive freedom and right to access abortion which is why NARAL is proud to support his campaign,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “There is no denying that Honda always has and always will put women and families first. He’s shown us that no matter what anti-choice politicians decide to throw at us, he will fight to make sure that our reproductive freedom is protected. His leadership in Congress continues to improve the lives of California women and families, and we are proud to stand with him.”

“I’m honored to have the endorsement of NARAL,” said Rep. Mike Honda (CA-17). “It is because of organizations like this one that women have made tremendous economic, political, and social advances over the past century. However, our work is not done yet. I will continue working with allies like NARAL to safeguard all aspects of women’s health and women’s reproductive rights.”

Rep. Mike Honda is a steadfast advocate for women’s health and reproductive freedom. His long track record of supporting reproductive rights and access to basic health care, including abortion, has earned him a perfect score in NARAL’s most recent annual rating of members of Congress. Honda actively fought back against attempts by anti-choice politicians to defund Planned Parenthood and ban abortion nationwide at 20 weeks of pregnancy. In addition to standing up to repeated attacks on our reproductive rights, Honda also worked to expand access to reproductive health care, including supporting the Women’s Health Protection Act, which would repeal the discriminatory Hyde Amendment and expand access to abortion.

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.”


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