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August 8, 2017 / Press Releases

NARAL Endorses Abby Finkenauer for Congress

August 7, 2017

NARAL Pro-Choice America today endorsed Abby Finkenauer in her bid to take back Iowa’s first Congressional district. Finkenauer received the backing of the nation’s leading pro-choice advocacy group for her record of action when it comes to protecting and expanding the reproductive rights of all Iowans. As a Congresswoman, Abby will continue her unwavering commitment to standing up for women and families.

“While Congressman Blum has spent his time schmoozing with donors, running away from reporters, and selling out our healthcare, Abby has been fighting tooth and nail to improve the lives of Iowa women and families,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “Abby is a fierce and passionate ally for women and won’t back down when it comes to fighting for Iowans. Her commitment to ensuring that women are able to make their own decisions on when, how, and with whom they start a family makes her the champion Iowa families deserve fighting for them and NARAL is proud to back her campaign.”

“I’m honored to have the endorsement of NARAL in the race to take back Iowa’s First Congressional District. NARAL has been an important advocate for the rights of women, and I’m glad to have them on my side,” said Abby Finkenauer. “I’ve been a voice for women’s rights in the State House – standing up and speaking out on equal pay for equal work and defending a woman’s right to make her own healthcare decisions. I will continue my fight for women and families in Washington, D.C.”

Abby has been a champion for women in the Iowa State House, voting to protect a woman’s right to choose but also proactively fighting against out-of-touch efforts to restrict access to healthcare pushed by her Republican counterparts. Abby fought tirelessly against a ban that would prohibit a woman from getting an abortion after 20-weeks of pregnancy and combatted efforts to defund Planned Parenthood. Abby’s lifelong background in public service and staunch commitment to standing up for hardworking women and families makes her the best person to fight for all Iowans in the U.S. Congress.

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.”


Everyone should be able to decide if, when, how, and with whom they start or grow a family.

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