Today, Senator Heidi Heitkamp said she plans to support Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State, making her the first and only Democrat to date to do so. In response, NARAL Pro-Choice America Political Director Nicole Brener-Schmitz issued the following statement:
“A vote in favor of Mike Pompeo is simply irreconcilable with being a true champion for women and girls. Pompeo stands for the opposite of the values that we should espouse and the policies that we must implement both at home and abroad in the name of women’s rights, including reproductive freedom. We are very disappointed in Senator Heitkamp’s announcement today.”
NARAL strongly opposes Mike Pompeo’s confirmation to Secretary of State. For updated information on Senate Democrats’ public positions on Pompeo, see here.
For more information on Mike Pompeo’s extreme anti-choice record, read NARAL’s Medium post here.
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.”