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October 16, 2008

NARAL Pro-Choice America Issues Response to Presidential Debate

Washington, DC - Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, issued the following statement in response to questions related to reproductive rights during the presidential debate.

"Tonight, Americans saw the clear difference between Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain when it comes to the issue of a woman's right to choose. Sen. Obama reiterated his long-standing commitment to women's reproductive freedom and privacy. Sen. Obama also outlined how he will unite Americans behind commonsense, common-ground ways to improve women's health-care options and prevent unintended pregnancy. McCain, on the other hand, restated his call for the overturn of Roe v. Wade. That's no secret: McCain has voted against a woman's right to choose for more than 25 years, and he has even voted against birth control, which is one of the best ways to reduce the need for abortion. McCain's hypocrisy represents the divisive political attacks that Americans are tired of."

For the candidates' records on choice, please visit

Rachel Boyer, 202.973.3032

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