FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 20, 2017
Rob Quist Earns Endorsement of Nation’s Leading Pro-Choice Advocacy Group
NARAL Pro-Choice America today announced its endorsement of Montana community activist and musician Rob Quist for Congress (MT-AL). With Americans’ reproductive freedoms under increasing attack by anti-choice politicians like Greg Gianforte, Rob Quist will stand up for the rights of women and families in Congress.
“NARAL and our 1.2 million member activists are proud to stand with Rob Quist in his campaign for Congress,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “With our rights as women under attack like never before, our families can’t afford to send just another partisan ideologue to Congress. We deserve leaders who will protect our access to basic health care and respect our constitutionally protected choice to access abortion. Rob Quist will fight to protect the reproductive freedoms of all Americans and to defend the values that make our nation great.”
“It is an honor to join with NARAL as we fight for the rights of women and families across Montana,” said Rob Quist, candidate for U.S. Congress. “Now more than ever, we need leaders who will stand up for the values that build strong communities, including respect for women, access to basic health care, and a strong defense of reproductive freedom that leaves the government out of private health care decisions that should stay between a woman and her doctor. Working with NARAL and families across the state, I will fight to protect the rights and freedoms of all Montanans as your next Congressman.”
“Montana families deserve a leader who will fight for us, which is why NARAL Pro-Choice Montana is thrilled to join Rob Quist’s campaign for Congress,” said Alison James, PAC chair of NARAL Pro-Choice Montana. “For too long, extreme politicians have gone to Washington only to focus on taking away our health care rights and restricting access to basic medical care, including contraception and abortion. These aren’t the priorities of hardworking Montana families and it’s the kind of out-of-touch agenda that Rob Quist will fight against every day as our next Congressman.”
Rob Quist’s dedication and passion in fighting for women and families stands in stark contrast to his opponent, anti-choice politician Greg Gianforte. Gianforte has helped steer millions of dollars to fringe groups that seek to restrict Americans’ reproductive freedom. This included more than $1.6 million given by his family foundation to anti-choice organizations, including so-called “crisis pregnancy centers” that lie to women about their reproductive health care options and push an anti-choice ideology under the guise of providing health care.
NARAL Pro-Choice America and NARAL Pro-Choice Montana released a report in 2013 revealing the extreme and deceptive measures employed by many “crisis pregnancy centers” in order to prevent women from exercising their right to choose abortion care.
About NARAL Pro-Choice PAC
The PAC works to support politicians who are in favor of pro-choice legislation and defend against anti-choice legislation at the state capitol, believing strongly that all women have the right to access the full range of reproductive choices including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion.