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February 8, 2017 / Press Releases

NARAL Statement on Sessions’ Confirmation as Attorney General


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 8, 2017

Today, the Senate voted to confirm Sen. Jeff Sessions as U.S. Attorney General. NARAL In response, Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue released the following statement:

“After the Trump administration spent its first week incessantly attacking our personal freedom, Jeff Sessions’ confirmation sends an ominous message to the most vulnerable members of our society. His record of misogyny and racism make him flat-out unfit to serve as attorney general—to the point where a Republican-led committee denied his confirmation to the federal bench—yet here we are. NARAL’s 1.2 million members will keep marching, protesting, and defending the rights of our fellow Americans.”

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.”

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