Hill Earns Endorsement from Nation’s Leading Pro-Choice Advocacy Group in Key Southern California Seat Against Vulnerable Incumbent
For Immediate Release: February 21, 2018
NARAL Pro-Choice America today announced its endorsement of Katie Hill in her bid challenging Congressman Steve Knight in California’s 25th Congressional District. The seat is key to determining control of the House in November. Knight has been repeatedly listed as among the most endangered incumbents in the country because he is so out of step with his district.
A January poll released by NARAL Pro-Choice California shows that reproductive rights will be key for the state’s voters in 2018. Eighty percent of voters said women’s rights and reproductive rights are important to how they vote, including 90 percent of women.
“As an advocate, Katie Hill has proven herself a true champion for reproductive freedom,” said Ilyse Hogue, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “From her bravery in combating abortion stigma, to standing up for California values and against Steve Knight’s anti-choice agenda, Hill has made reproductive freedom a central issue in the 25th District. She will not just be a Congresswoman women and families can rely on, she will be a passionate and dedicated champion for our rights. NARAL is proud to support her.”
“Every day, NARAL is on the front lines working to ensure all women have affordable access to comprehensive reproductive health care. At a time when the majority in Congress are working to take away this critical access, NARAL’s work is more important than ever,” said Hill. “Abortion and other reproductive health care is intensely personal, and I will always fight to ensure women remain empowered and allowed to make these often difficult decisions. Women’s bodies and our interests will be at risk unless there are more women at the table, fighting of all of us. I am honored to have NARAL’s support, and I look forward to partnering with them in this fight.”
“Katie Hill will be someone California women can count on to do the right thing on reproductive rights, and our members will be active in supporting her campaign,” said Amy Everitt, State Director of NARAL Pro-Choice California.“We need members of Congress who will listen to our pro-choice majority and who will represent our fundamental, long-standing beliefs in reproductive freedom, the right to choose abortion, and the rights of California women to have the full spectrum of reproductive healthcare available.”
Congressman Knight received a zero rating from NARAL Pro-Choice America in 2016 for his anti-choice votes, including defunding Planned Parenthood and restricting contraception access. To watch Hill’s video describing her support for comprehensive reproductive health care, click here.
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.”