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August 8, 2018 / Press Releases

NARAL Pro-Choice America Congratulates Cort VanOstran on Primary Victory

NARAL Was an Early Supporter of Cort VanOstran in MO-02

For Immediate Release: August 8, 2018
Contact: [email protected]

In a victory for Missouri women and families, NARAL Pro-Choice America congratulated pro-choice candidate Cort VanOstran for winning his primary in Missouri’s 2nd Congressional District.

“Cort VanOstran is committed to Missouri women and families,” said Alison Dreith, Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri, “He represents the best of Missouri in this historically-important election.”

“Cort VanOstran is the kind of fighter women in Missouri deserve,” said NARAL Pro-Choice America Political Director, Nicole Brener-Schmitz. “We know he will continue fighting for reproductive freedom in a state where strong pro-choice leadership is so needed. We look forward to supporting him on November 6th.”

Cort VanOstran decided to run for Congress after watching his Congresswoman vote to strip 24 million people of their healthcare plans in May 2017. The fight hit close to home because his own mother – who raised him as a single mom in rural Missouri – was insured with a plan she purchased through the Missouri Affordable Care Act Exchange in the years leading up to her death from breast cancer. His mom’s incredible example taught him a lot about strong women, and about people’s ability to rise above difficult circumstances.

NARAL’s political program for the 2018 general election is the organization’s largest ever midterm political program to advance candidates fighting for “our values, our future, our vote.” NARAL is investing in diverse candidates up and down the ballot in 19 states, mobilizing members and voters through mail, phones, digital ads, door to door canvassing, TV ads, and rallies that hold anti-choice candidates accountable and lift up pro-choice champions. To read more about NARAL’s endorsed candidates, click 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.”

Everyone should be able to decide if, when, how, and with whom they start or grow a family.

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