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March 1, 2018 / Press Releases

NARAL Statement on Scott Lloyd’s Forcing Undocumented Pregnant Young Women to Visit Fake Women’s Health Centers


For Immediate Release: March 1, 2018
Contact:media@prochoiceamerica.org

In response to new reports regarding Scott Lloyd, the head of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Refugee Resettlement, NARAL Pro-Choice America National Communications Director Kaylie Hanson Long issued the following statement:

“Anyone who still thinks that Scott Lloyd is qualified to serve in his position after these latest revelations is in dangerous denial. As if denying the constitutional rights of those in his care was not enough, his efforts to make pregnant young women go to fake women’s health centers—which often have no medical staff and deceive women by lying about medical facts—in order to coerce them out of their right to legal abortion care reach new levels of despicable.

“Fake women’s health centers purposefully lie to women about their full range of reproductive healthcare options. We shouldn’t be surprised at this point that Lloyd would send an undocumented young woman to a place that will deceive her—after all, before his appointment by Donald Trump as ORR Director, he served on the board of a fake women’s health center. But we should be more outraged than ever that Lloyd still sits in a position of power. So we’ll say it again, Scott Lloyd must go.

NARAL has repeatedly called for Scott Lloyd to step down or be removed from office.

To learn more about fake women’s health centers (otherwise known as crisis pregnancy centers) watch this explainer video and visit www.EndtheLies.com.

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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