FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 4, 2017
NARAL Pro-Choice America today endorsed Stacey Abrams in her campaign for Georgia governor. Abrams received the backing of the nation’s leading pro-choice advocacy group for her unwavering record of action, fighting to expand opportunities for all Georgians including women and people of color. Stacey’s tireless commitment to public service, proven leadership as Minority Leader in the General Assembly, her work creating jobs in the private sector and her history as a strong voice for women and families make her highly qualified to be Georgia’s next governor. Stacey would be the nation’s first female African American governor and NARAL is proud to support her campaign.
“Stacey Abrams is a true fighter for women and families. She is committed to safeguarding a woman’s right to access abortion and to protecting the freedoms of women and families,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “As governor, Stacey will look out for women and defend our right to access basic healthcare, including contraception and abortion. She has stood up to partisan attempts to restrict access to healthcare and has always shown the independent, principled leadership that Georgia families deserve. NARAL is proud to stand with Stacey as together we fight for the freedoms of all Georgians.”
“I am proud to have the support of NARAL Pro-Choice America—an organization that is on the front lines fighting for reproductive justice across the country,” said Stacey Abrams. “When elected governor, I will be committed to fighting for all Georgians’ access to reproductive health care services, paid family leave, and protections from pregnancy discrimination, which are critical to fostering economic security for families in our state.”
Stacey has been a true fighter for women and families. As a leader in the General Assembly, not only did she vote against anti-choice legislation, but she led her caucus in fighting an anti-choice bill that would ban insurance coverage for abortion. She also fought legislation that would prohibit a woman from accessing abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Stacey was the first woman to lead either chamber of the Georgia General Assembly and the first African American to lead in the House. As an entrepreneur and small-business owner, a social justice leader, and an award-winning author, Stacey has a bold vision that will expand opportunities for women and families across Georgia.