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February 13, 2018 / Press Releases

NARAL Statement on HHS Whistleblower Revealing Dept. Worked with Hate Group to Undermine Planned Parenthood


For Immediate Release: February 13, 2018
Contact: media@prochoiceamerica.org

(Washington, D.C.) — In response to reports that Trump’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has been coordinating under-the-radar with a designated hate group to deny women access to healthcare, NARAL Pro-Choice America National Communications Director Kaylie Hanson Long issued the following statement:

“This latest development is a particularly egregious example of how this Administration will literally stop at nothing to undermine the rights of women by denying access to abortion care, contraception, and the many other critical healthcare services that Planned Parenthood provides women across the country. That Trump’s HHS would do the ideological bidding of an established hate group, in secret, should set off the gravest alarm bells for every American.

“NARAL and our members pledge to hold this anti-choice administration accountable for every single action they take to undermine our reproductive freedom, especially when they attempt to do so in secret and in coordination with an extreme and dangerous designated hate group.”

For more information on the Trump Administration’s many ties to the anti-choice movement, including the Alliance Defending Freedom, the organization in question, see NARAL’s new report: “The Insidious Power of the Anti-Choice Movement.”

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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