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April 28, 2014

STATEMENT: NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC Endorses Incumbent, Mark Udall, For U.S. Senate

Today, NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC endorsed U.S. Sen. Mark Udall for another term.

Said NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue:

“Sen. Udall is a long-time champion of a woman’s right to choose, and recognizes that the health and well-being of women in Colorado and across the country depend upon a Congress that upholds our constitutional rights and respects that these decisions should remain between a woman and her doctor.

“While Udall’s opponent, Cory Gardner, is trying to appeal to women voters by back pedaling on his support for a wildly unpopular personhood measure, Coloradans will not be fooled. Gardner has even voted to make abortion a felony, even in cases of rape and incest, and he has spent nearly a decade trying to prohibit birth control – used by 99 percent of women at some point in their lives.

“Mark Udall is the only candidate in this race that women and families can trust. That matters to Colorado voters, who have repeatedly rejected personhood measures and the anti-choice candidates who support them. Now through Election Day, we will do all we can to ensure Sen. Udall’s re-election.”

Mark Udall happily accepted NARAL Pro-Choice America’s endorsement, and had this to say: 

"I am honored to accept the endorsement of NARAL Pro-Choice America and to stand up for the rights of Colorado women. NARAL Pro-Choice America continues the work of generations of American women who fought for their right to make health care decisions based on what they believe is right for themselves and their families. While some still think women's health services and access to birth control should be subjects of debate, I’ll never stop fighting to protect the rights of Colorado women.”

Karen Middleton, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado, also shared support for Udall’s re-election:                                               

"Mark Udall has earned NARAL Pro-Choice America's endorsement because he respects Colorado women and we can count on him to protect our rights to make our own private, personal medical decisions. Mark has always been there for us, we've always known where he stood, and he's been a champion for Colorado women throughout his career as a public servant. We believe Colorado women and men are better off having Mark Udall as our U.S. senator, now and into the future, and NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado will do everything we can to get him re-elected."


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