NARAL Pro-Choice America today announced its endorsement of Sen. Jon Tester in his campaign for re-election to represent Montana in the Senate.
“Senator Tester is a champion for Montana women and families, and we are proud to endorse his re-election,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “We need leaders in the Senate like Senator Tester who are steadfast partners in the fight to protect and expand reproductive freedom for women and families across Montana and beyond.”
“Montanans are tired of Washington politicians chipping away at their personal freedoms like a woman’s right to make her own healthcare decisions,” said Tester. “Decisions about basic reproductive healthcare should be made by a woman, along with her family and her doctor, not by their bosses or out-of-touch politicians. I’m proud to receive the endorsement from NARAL, and I will continue to stand with them to fight against efforts to undermine women’s reproductive freedom here in Montana.”
Jon Tester has been a long-time advocate for women’s rights and reproductive freedom throughout his career starting with his time serving in the Montana state senate. Tester is currently a sponsor of the Paycheck Fairness Act which would end the gender pay gap and voted against an unnecessary ban that would make it illegal for a woman to access abortion later in pregnancy. Tester has also voted against the repeal against the Affordable Care Act and stood up against attacks on Planned Parenthood.
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.”