January 29, 2018 / Press Releases

NARAL Praises Sen. Tester For Blocking Unconstitutional Abortion Ban

For Immediate Release: January 29, 2018
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As Republicans in the U.S. Senate tried and failed to pass an unconstitutional abortion ban, NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue and NARAL Pro-Choice Montana Co-Chair Alison James released the following statement:

“Families across Montana thank Sen. Jon Tester today for standing strong and defending our shared values,” said NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue. “When voters hear the very real stories of people in these situations, the last thing they want is politicians inserting themselves between a woman and her doctor. Senator Tester has always listened to his constituents and he has always focused on advancing public policy with the best outcomes for Montanans and he did so again today. On the contrary, the latest Republican attempt to take away these rights is politics at its most heartless. Every woman deserves to make medically complex decisions with her family and her doctor, without interference from politicians with an ideological agenda.”

Unfortunately, Sen. Steve Daines chose to play politics with our rights and pander to partisan leaders in Washington,” said NARAL Pro-Choice Montana Co-Chair Alison James. “Hardworking Montanans want our leaders focused on solutions, like better access to healthcare, higher wages, and avoiding wasteful government shutdown–not a medically unnecessary and unconstitutional abortion ban.”

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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