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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 3, 2011

NARAL Pro-Choice America Statement on Washington Post Story Regarding Romney’s Record on Choice

Washington, D.C. – Today’s Washington Post includes a front-page story about former Gov. Mitt Romney’s comments to NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts during his run for governor in 2002.

Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, issued the following statement reaffirming that, based on former Gov. Romney’s actions and statements that contradict what he said in 2002, her organization categorizes him as anti-choice.

“Without question, former Gov. Mitt Romney is anti-choice. His position is clear: if elected president, he would attack a woman’s right to choose,” said Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “As governor, Romney claimed to be pro-choice, yet he later vetoed a bill that would have improved rape survivors access to information about and access to emergency contraception. He has recently made statements in support of a state constitutional amendment banning abortion. There is nothing moderate about blocking women’s access to contraception or backing an abortion ban. We will ensure that every voter who values women’s freedom and privacy knows that Romney is unacceptable.”

Please visit NARAL Pro-Choice America’s website for a summary of Romney’s choice-related actions as governor and recent quotes: http://www.prochoiceamerica.org/elections/2012/gop-presidential-candidates/mitt-romney.html

Contact:
Samantha Gordon, 202.973.3032


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