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July 28, 2017 / Press Releases

NARAL Statement on Tonight’s Healthcare Vote

July 28, 2017

 Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, released the following statement in response to tonight’s healthcare vote:

“Today is a victory for the millions of Americans who would have lost lifesaving healthcare through this bill.  It is also a victory for the hundreds of thousands of Americans who flooded office lines and town halls to demand that this bill be defeated so their families could keep their healthcare. The anti-choice GOP has exposed its own internal dysfunction, and the ethical and moral bankruptcy driving their caucus right now by pushing what was obviously a hugely unpopular plan.

“Today we celebrate but tomorrow we get back to work because we  know that our fight is far from over. We know that anti-choice Republicans will continue to  put the interests of women and families on the chopping block as they have for decades. That’s why NARAL members will continue to hold elected representatives accountable when they fail to stand with the majority of Americans who support affordable and accessible healthcare for all.  So long as anti-choice GOP senators continue to target universally popular women’s health clinics and reproductive-health services like abortion access and affordable access to contraception, we will keep mobilizing and organizing our members against them.”

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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