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January 25, 2016 / Press Releases

Senator Sanders: An ally, not a champion


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 25, 2016

NARAL Pro-Choice America released the following statement in response to Senator Sanders’ remarks at the Iowa Democratic Presidential Town Hall:

Said Kaylie Hanson, NARAL Pro-Choice America National Communications Director:

“Senator Sanders once again highlighted the difference between an ally and a champion. When asked a direct question about why he would be the best candidate for women, he ignored the impending crisis that restricts access to abortion, and reinforced the artificial divide between reproductive freedom and economic freedom. Health care is an economic issue, and one that’s fundamental to a woman’s ability to succeed.

“His voting record is sufficient, but it doesn’t make him a champion for women. That champion is Hillary.”

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