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March 7, 2019 / Press Releases

New Full Page Ad Calls Out Republican Hypocrisy On Their So-Called “Pro-Life” Positions

New full-page print ad from NARAL, the National Women’s Law Center Action Fund, and other leading organizations attacks Republicans who claim to care abut women and families but enact policies that hurt women and families

For Immediate Release: March 7, 2019
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A new hard-hitting full-page ad in Roll Call today calls out Republicans who claim to be “pro-life” but support policies that attack women and families.

The ad by NARAL Pro Choice America, the National Women’s Law Center Action Fund and other leading progressive organizations, can be viewed here and below is the text:

Dear Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, and Kevin McCarthy:

You and your Republican colleagues claim to be so-called “pro-life.” We have a different word for it. We call it hypocrisy.

You cannot claim to be “pro-life” when you’re actively:

  • Taking babies away from their parents and putting them in cages, with no plan to reunite them.

  • Making pregnancy a pre-existing condition.

  • Cutting programs that feed hungry kids.

  • Denying health care coverage to LGBTQ and disabled people.

  • Standing by while the maternal mortality rate skyrocketed and women—especially black women—died in childbirth.

  • Forcing families to drink poisoned water for years.

“As the GOP stays singularly focused on criminalizing abortion and demonizing those who stand up for families making personal medical decisions, it’s not lost on Americans that this is the same party that has attempted to rip healthcare away from us, separated families at the border and let the growing epidemic in maternal mortality go unanswered,” said Ilyse Hogue, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “Voters are desperate for leaders, not hypocrites who do nothing while wrapping themselves in a meaningless label of ‘pro-life.’ We are dedicated to holding them accountable and reminding every American what it really means to put women and families first.”

“The anti-abortion politicians who claim to be ‘pro-life’ are peddlers of shameless hypocrisy,” said the National Women’s Law Center Action Fund President Fatima Goss Graves. “At every turn, this administration and their congressional allies attempt to advance an agenda that hurts women, children, families, and those who are most vulnerable. It’s time to name the sham and fight against it.”

Other signees of the ad include:


  • EMILY’s List

  • NARAL Pro-Choice America

  • National Abortion Federation

  • National Institute for Reproductive Health

  • National Partnership for Women & Families

  • National Women’s Law Center Action Fund

  • UltraViolet

  • Vote Pro Choice

NARAL Pro-Choice America and its network of state affiliates and chapters are dedicated to protecting and expanding reproductive freedom for all. For more than 50 years, NARAL has worked 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. Since 1969, NARAL has made history, grown to over 2 million members, and met the moments that have defined this fight with action, power and freedom. 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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