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March 4, 2020 / Press Releases

NARAL Pro-Choice America Celebrates Gina Ortiz Jones’ Victory in Democratic Primary in Texas’ 23rd Congressional District


NARAL Pro-Choice America Celebrates Gina Ortiz Jones’ Victory in Democratic Primary in Texas’ 23rd Congressional District

For Immediate Release: March 4, 2020
Contact: media@prochoiceamerica.org

Gina Ortiz Jones won yesterday’s Democratic primary in Texas’ 23rd Congressional District, advancing to the general election. Ortiz Jones lost in this district by just 926 votes (.4%) in 2018 and is running as a champion for reproductive freedom and equal rights for all, as well as to be the first openly LGBTQ member of Congress from Texas and first female Iraq War veteran to serve in Congress from Texas. In response to her victory in the primary, Ilyse Hogue, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America, released the following statement:

“NARAL Pro-Choice America members congratulate Gina Ortiz Jones on her win in the Democratic primary in Texas’ 23rd congressional district. Gina is a passionate fighter for justice, equality, and freedom, who will never stop advocating for women and families in Congress. As a native Texan, I know how much is at stake for our right to access abortion in Texas and across the country. Anti-choice politicians hell-bent on interfering in our personal decisions have called the shots for too long. I am proud that NARAL is backing Gina in this critical race and can’t wait to see her elected.”

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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 2.5 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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