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January 3, 2019 / Press Releases

NARAL Congratulates the New Pro-Choice Majority in the 116th Congress

The House of Representatives is now more representative of the country and the majority of Americans who support Roe v. Wade

For Immediate Release: January 3, 2019

As the 116th Congress begins today, including the swearing in of a pro-choice majority in the House of Representatives, NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue issued the following statement:

“Today, we watched as a pro-choice majority in the House of Representatives was sworn in, finally reflecting the will of the seven in 10 Americans who support Roe v. Wade. For the first time, the halls of Congress are now filled with over 100 women, including the most diverse group of representatives our country has seen. NARAL and our 2 million members across the country fought hard during the 2018 election to flip the House to a pro-choice majority.

“The midterm House elections were a clear rejection by voters of Donald Trump’s agenda, at a time when Roe is more popular than ever. While Trump, Mike Pence, and the anti-choice GOP remain obsessed with rolling back our rights every chance they get, women and families all across America now have stronger voices in Congress that we will count on to push back against this dangerous administration. We look forward to working with the pro-choice majority in the 116th Congress to fight for women and families and expand reproductive freedom for all.”

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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