October 10, 2016 / Press Releases

NARAL endorses pro-choice leader Bryan Caforio for Congress in California

October 10, 2016

Caforio (CA-25) Earns Endorsement of Nation’s Leading Pro-Choice Advocacy Group

NARAL Pro-Choice America today announced its endorsement of Bryan Caforio in his campaign to represent California’s 25th Congressional District. Caforio faces anti-choice incumbent Rep. Steve Knight, who has spent his time voting to attack women’s health care instead of standing up for the real priorities of California families.

“NARAL is proud to endorse pro-choice leader Bryan Caforio in his campaign for Congress, and to stand with him as he fights to defend our reproductive freedom,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “California’s women and families deserve a leader who makes their well-being a priority, not an afterthought. But Bryan’s opponent has spent his time in Congress focused on banning abortion and defunding Planned Parenthood. Those aren’t the priorities of California families, who want their leaders focused on creating jobs and protecting access to basic health care, including abortion. Bryan listens to the needs of hardworking families and is dedicated to being their voice in Congress.”

“I’m honored to be endorsed by NARAL Pro-Choice America,” said Bryan Caforio, candidate for Congress in CA-25. “No politician should get between a woman and her doctor, but unfortunately my opponent doesn’t agree. Congressman Knight’s anti-woman record is wrong for this district. When I’m in Congress I will always stand up for a woman’s right to choose.”

Bryan Caforio faces one of the most extreme, anti-choice politicians in Congress: Rep. Steve Knight. Knight has a long record record of pushing policies that hurt women and families and has said that abortion should be outlawed without exception. He’s voted multiple times to defund Planned Parenthood, supported a nationwide abortion ban at 20 weeks of pregnancy, and voted for policies that restrict access to abortion services for low-income women. He even supported a bill that would allow bosses to fire single women who become pregnant.

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.”


Everyone should be able to decide if, when, how, and with whom they start or grow a family.

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