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November 9, 2016 / Press Releases

NARAL congratulates Maggie Hassan on win in U.S. Senate race

November 9, 2016

NARAL President Ilyse Hogue released the following statement congratulating New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan on her victory in New Hampshire’s U.S. Senate race:

“Maggie Hassan’s victory is a win for all Granite State families and the reproductive freedom of all Americans. In the Senate, we know Maggie will continue her fight to empower women to make our own health care decisions and chart our own destinies. We know that Maggie trusts women and will work to expand access to basic reproductive healthcare, including abortion. We are so proud that she will join champions like Sen. Jeanne Shaheen to give New Hampshire the leadership it deserves in the U.S. Senate. NARAL couldn’t be more proud to congratulate Senator-elect Maggie Hassan!”

NARAL was proud to endorse Governor Hassan and to stand with her throughout her campaign. NARAL members contacted thousands of New Hampshire voters on the doors and on the phones in support of Gov. Hassan’s campaign. Her win over anti-choice Sen. Kelly Ayotte is a victory for the reproductive freedom of all Americans. Sen. Ayotte worked to defund Planned Parenthood and make it harder for women to access abortion. That’s why NARAL placed ads calling out Sen. Ayotte’s out-of-touch agenda which ran through Election Day.

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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