January 12, 2017 / Press Releases

NARAL statement on GOP’s deeply cynical legislative priorities

January 12, 2017

GOP Action “Is the Opening Salvo in One of the Greatest Assaults on Americans’ Access to Health Care”

As congressional Republicans advance a budget resolution that sets the stage to repeal our nation’s healthcare law and defund Planned Parenthood, NARAL President Ilyse Hogue released the following statement:

“This move by congressional Republicans is the opening salvo in one of the greatest assaults on Americans’ access to health care in recent history. Never before have our elected representatives acted so ruthlessly to deny medical care to so many—and to women in particular—nor so cynically degrade the quality of care accessible to every single American. Make no mistake about it: despite their political posturing, Republican leaders have never had a plan to replace the health care they are now trying to take away from the American people. Their obsession with defunding Planned Parenthood and rolling back our health care is purely partisan, and would devastate Americans’ rights for the sake of politics.”

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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