March 31, 2017 / Press Releases

NARAL: No Endorsement for Any Senator Who Supports Trump’s Nominee


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 31, 2017

Decision Comes After Announcement That Sens. Heitkamp, Manchin Will Support Trump’s Anti-Choice Pick for the Supreme Court

As senators announce their positions on President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court and Sens. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) came out in support of Judge Gorsuch, NARAL Pro-Choice America announced that it would not endorse anyone who supports Gorsuch when they next seek re-election. NARAL President Ilyse Hogue release the following statement:

“President Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court threatens our most basic rights with a cruel ideology that puts powerful interests over everyday people. NARAL is disappointed that Sens. Heitkamp and Manchin would support cementing President Trump’s reckless agenda with a lifetime appointment to our nation’s highest court, especially while he is under investigation for collusion with Russia. 

Backed by our 1.2 million members, NARAL cannot support elected officials who threaten to take away our most basic rights. If our leaders won’t stand up when it matters the most, then we can’t ask our members to stand with them. Because of this, NARAL will not endorse Sen. Heitkamp, Sen. Manchin, or any other senator who supports this dangerous nominee when they next seek re-election.”

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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