December 2, 2017 / Press Releases

NARAL Statement on Senate Passage of Tax Bill

December 2, 2017

After the Senate voted to pass the GOP tax bill, which includes a provision to severely undermine the Affordable Care Act, NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue issued the following statement in response:

“It’s a disgrace to call this a tax bill when it’s really a Trojan Horse for a grab bag of unpopular agenda items that the GOP has failed to pass in other, more legitimate ways. Their plan was always to ram through something to please a fringe base that hasn’t seen a single legislative win from Republicans since they took control of Congress and the White House at the beginning of the year.

“This tax bill has taken countless twists and turns, yet no version came close to benefitting women and working families. Through this process, the anti-choice GOP made clear that they remain obsessed with dismantling the Affordable Care Act by any means necessary, and undermining reproductive freedom no matter what. Voters understand this, and we’ll be holding members who voted against the best interests of women and working families accountable in 2018.”

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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