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March 7, 2018 / Press Releases

NARAL Statement on Detention of Reproductive Rights Organizer, Alejandra Pablos

For Immediate Release: March 7, 2018
Contact: [email protected]

NARAL Pro-Choice America president Ilyse Hogue released the following statement in response to alarming reports that Alejandra Pablos, a nationally recognized reproductive and immigrant rights organizer with the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, was detained by ICE in retaliation for her peaceful protests against the Trump administration’s attacks on immigrant families:

“NARAL calls for the immediate release of Alejandra Pablos, a long time advocate for reproductive rights, immigrant rights, and human rights. It appears that Ms. Pablos, a legal resident, was detained in relation to peaceful protest activities, which are guaranteed by our Constitution. Our nation is one where ideas should flow freely, not one where those who express them are met with handcuffs and lock downs. This action is truly un-American and we stand with Alejandra and the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health as they explore legal remedies for this injustice.”

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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