FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 5, 2016
NARAL Pro-Choice America president Ilyse Hogue released the following statement in support of the Democratic Party Platform draft released today:
“The Democratic Party platform is unequivocally the strongest platform for reproductive freedom we have ever seen. Not only does the platform reaffirm a commitment to access to contraception and affordable health care for all regardless of gender, it supports lifting some of the most harmful restrictions on abortion care. The Hyde amendment and Helms amendment have prevented countless low-income women from being able to make their own decisions about health, family, and future. These amendments have ensured that a woman’s right to a safe and legal abortion is a right that’s easier to access if you have the resources to afford it. That’s wrong and stands directly in contrast with the Democratic Party’s principles, and we applaud the Party for reaffirming this in the platform.
“Hillary Clinton’s support for this platform draft reaffirms what we’ve known all along – that she’s a true champion for reproductive freedom. She knows that in order for women and families to get ahead, we need policies that support access to the full range or reproductive health care, including abortion access. That’s reflected in this document, and we are thrilled.
“NARAL Pro-Choice America is proud to be a part of the open platform drafting process, and we look forward to approving the platform in Orlando next week.”