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March 30, 2016

NARAL Statement on Trump's Latest Anti-Choice Comments

"Not only is this an unhinged position far from where the American people are, but it is sure to endanger women were he to become president"

Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, released the following statement on Donald Trump’s recent, dangerous, anti-choice remarks:

"Donald Trump hit a new low today in not only towing the anti-choice line that abortion should be outlawed but in proposing that women who seek abortion care should be punished. Not only is this an unhinged position far from where the American people are, but it is sure to endanger women were he to become president.

"Everywhere abortion is illegal, the number of abortions don’t go down. But the number of injuries and deaths go up. It’s appalling that in a week where Trump has blamed the victim of violence at the hands of his campaign manager, he would offer to be the leader to inflict more violence on women whether through forcing us back into the back alley or punishing us for making our own health-care decisions.  

"The worldview Donald Trump promotes is one where women should be shamed and blamed for their decisions. In a country where 7 in 10 Americans support legal abortion, this won't help him win the White House. People believe that women deserve compassion and support when we make decisions about our lives, not punished by a self-appointed dictator over our choices. We are so proud to stand with Hillary Clinton who understands that women’s rights are human rights and always puts women at the center of every conversation. We'll continue fighting for her."

This statement adds to Donald Trump's previous anti-choice statements and policies. See a few below.

NARAL Pro-Choice America and its network of state affiliates are dedicated to protecting and expanding reproductive freedom for all Americans. NARAL works to guarantee that every woman has the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. In recognition of its work defending our constitutional right to choose, Fortune Magazine described NARAL as "one of the top 10 advocacy groups in America."

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