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October 20, 2017 / Press Releases

NARAL Statement on #JusticeForJane

October 20, 2017

As the Trump administration continues to use the courts to block Jane Doe from receiving abortion care, NARAL President Ilyse Hogue issued the following statement in response:

“The anti-choice GOP is using this young woman as a pawn for their extremist ideology. The circumstances of her case are horrifying: the Trump administration is holding Jane Doe hostage and forcing her to remain pregnant against her will. By delaying Jane Doe’s case through the courts, the Trump Administration has argued that our constitutional right to bodily autonomy is a burden. This young woman is personally being blocked from accessing an abortion by government officials who have a duty to provide her healthcare.

Abortion access is an international human right, and should extend to all women. Anti-choice leaders have made it clear that cases like this are exactly why they want to reshape the courts in Donald Trump’s image – and exactly why we must keep fighting to make sure they instead uphold the rights of all women and families.”


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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