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October 11, 2016

NARAL Calls Out Sen. Burr For Defending Trump’s Remarks, Excusing Them Because He's An “Entertainer”

After Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) excused Donald Trump’s grotesque comments about women because he’s “an entertainer,” NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina Executive Director Tara Romano released the following statement:

“Contrary to what Sen.Burr and Donald Trump seem to think, sexual assault is a serious issue and a crime regardless of who commits it. The fact that Sen. Burr continues to look out for his own political interests instead of standing up to Trump should disqualify him from this race. North Carolina families deserve a leader who makes respect for women a cornerstone of her platform and that leader is clearly Deborah Ross.”

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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