July 21, 2017 / Press Releases

NARAL Statement on ACA Repeal Efforts Six Months After Women’s March

July 21, 2017

NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue issued the following statement in response to the six month anniversary of the Women’s March, and the latest attempts by Republicans to repeal the ACA:

“Six months ago today, women organized the largest protest movement in history, flooding the streets of our nation’s capital and cities across the world to denounce Donald Trump, Mike Pence, and their fellow anti-choice politicians who want to roll back our right to access basic reproductive healthcare, including abortion. It’s telling that months later, those same politicians are ignoring the millions of women who marched in favor of appeasing the fringe elements of their base — individuals who want nothing more than to roll back the rights and freedoms women need to be equal partners in society. Their continued work to repeal the Affordable Care Act — the greatest expansion of reproductive healthcare in a generation — despite their constituents’ desire to preserve the law, is disappointing, but true to form.”

“NARAL is watching, women are watching, and anti-choice politicians will be held accountable. Women are the backbone of this nation and of this resistance and we’ll actively work against anyone who wants to compromise on our freedoms.”

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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