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May 3, 2016 / Press Releases

NARAL response to GOP embrace of Trump, Trump victory tonight


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May 3, 2016

“His endorsement for Trump is an endorsement for misogyny and women will run even further from the anti-choice GOP than they already do.”

NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue released the following statement in response to RNC Chairman Reince Priebus’ embrace of Donald Trump, and Trump’s victory tonight:

“Donald Trump effectively becoming the GOP nominee tonight is a disaster for civility in America, especially for women and for the future of abortion access in this country. Despite back-pedaling, The Donald spoke the truth about what would happen if he institutes the policies he’s promised – women will be punished, just as they are already being punished every day in states where reproductive rights are under relentless attacks. From his comments about Megyn Kelly to his defense of Corey Lewandowski’s assault of a female journalist, Donald Trump has a perfect track record of misogyny and has proven time and again he’s no friend to women.

“Even more telling tonight is Reince Priebus’ embrace of Donald Trump tonight. After years of promising to make his party more inclusive, his endorsement for Trump is an endorsement for misogyny and women will run even further from the anti-choice GOP than they already do.

“Donald, you may love winning with women, but we lose with you. We need a president who will be a champion for women and can pave the way for reproductive freedom. That champion has always been Hillary Clinton and she’ll make a great president.”

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