FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 6, 2010
Pro-Choice Leaders Pay Tribute to Sen. Dodd's Record in Support of Women's Freedom and Privacy
Washington, DC – Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, and Jillian Gilchrest, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut, issued the following statement regarding Sen. Christopher Dodd's decision to retire.
"On behalf of pro-choice residents of Connecticut and women across the country, we thank Sen. Christopher Dodd for his distinguished record of protecting and defending a woman's right to choose. He has been a stalwart advocate for the pro-choice values of freedom and privacy. When the debate over health reform started in the Senate last year, Sen. Dodd led a key committee in defeating repeated attempts by anti-choice senators to politicize health-care reform legislation with divisive amendments. As Sen. Dodd completes his final term, we will continue to work with him and his staff on the many critical issues of importance to women's reproductive health and privacy."