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December 20, 2017 / Press Releases

NARAL Calls out GOP’s Pro-Life Hypocrisy Over Latest CHIP Punt


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December 20, 2017

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After reports that anti-choice Republicans are punting yet again on legislation to reauthorize the CHIP program, NARAL Pro-Choice America released the following statement:

“It’s appalling that the anti-choice GOP chose to give tax breaks to corporations and the wealthiest Americans before ensuring low-income pregnant women and children could access lifesaving healthcare. The last thing Mitch McConnell deserves today is a pat on the back after further delaying CHIP reauthorization. Millions of children, and roughly 370,000 pregnant women, who depend on CHIP for essential healthcare were left to hang in the balance as the anti-choice GOP played politics with their lives. The hypocrisy of the ‘pro-life’ party never ceases to astound us.” -Kaylie Hanson Long, NARAL Pro-Choice America

For more, see NARAL President Ilyse Hogue’s op-ed in US News and World Report: “The GOP is not Pro-Life”

 
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.”

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