October 3, 2017 / Press Releases

NARAL Statement on Rep. Tim Murphy’s Hypocrisy

October 3, 2017

In response to news reports about Congressman Tim Murphy, NARAL Pro-Choice America’s Senior Vice President for Campaigns and Strategy Sasha Bruce issued the following statement:

“I wish it were shocking to learn that yet another Republican Congressman tried to cover up an affair by invoking the same abortion rights he tries to deny to others. Literally hours after this story broke, Congressman Murphy demonstrated the height of hypocrisy by voting to ban abortion for women across the nation after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

“You shouldn’t have to be a member of Congress just to access your right to abortion. With his personal and public actions, Congressman Murphy has shown that he seeks to control women in every facet of his life, be it to cover up an affair or to deny all Americans the right to legal abortion.

To Congressman Murphy and the Republican Party, women’s rights are nothing more than an inconvenience to be dispensed with.”

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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