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June 3, 2013

NARAL Pro-Choice America Mourns the Loss of Pro-Choice Champion Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)

Statement of Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America:

“We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Sen. Frank Lautenberg. He was a dedicated champion of a woman’s right to choose, and he worked tirelessly to protect and expand these rights. From his advocacy for commonsense sex-ed policies to expanding the reproductive rights of women in the military and the Peace Corps, Sen. Lautenberg was a lifelong leader and partner in the fight.

“Sen. Lautenberg was one of our guiding lights in Congress. His impressive legacy will be measured in the success of the generations of American women who have had more opportunities and greater freedom because of his three decades of service. He will be greatly missed by everyone whose work he touched.”

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Samantha Gordon, 202.973.3032

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