Two Pro-Choice Candidates Earn Endorsement from Nation’s Leading Pro-Choice Advocacy Group
For Immediate Release: May 16, 2018
NARAL Pro-Choice Georgia today announced its endorsement of two pro-choice champions in Georgia. State Senate Minority Leader Steve Henson (SD-41) and State Representative Park Cannon (HD-58) earned the backing from NARAL for their commitment to protecting reproductive freedom for women and families across the state of Georgia. NARAL has built momentum and served as an early force in races across Georgia, up and down the ballot.
“For years, our General Assembly has prioritized their anti-choice ideology over the wellbeing of Georgia’s women and families,” said NARAL Pro-Choice Georgia State Director, Laura Simmons. “Women and families across Georgia deserve better. We know that 2018 is the year that we will send a wave of unabashed, pro-choice champions to the Gold Dome to fight for reproductive freedom and gender equality. Senate Minority Leader Steve Henson and Representative Park Cannon have always stood up for our rights and NARAL Pro-Choice Georgia is proud to support them.”
“The truth is, it takes bold, progressive, pro-choice legislators with a vision to improve our staggering health outcomes for women and families in Georgia,” said Cannon. “I am a proud clinic worker and #ProChoicePeach who will continue to protect access to abortion because we all deserve to attain the full spectrum of reproductive healthcare without judgement.
“We should ensure that government respects individual rights and the rights of women to make their own healthcare decisions,” said Henson. “I am proudly pro-choice and look forward to working with NARAL to continue to stand up for the rights of women and families here in Georgia.”
NARAL has mobilized members and volunteers in the state to fight for the reproductive freedom for Georgia’s women and families. NARAL has been an early force behind candidates at every level, most recently leading the charge to help elect Nikema Williams in SD-39 and Jen Jordan in SD-06, and acting as a key supporter in Stacey Abrams’ race for Governor.
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.”