For Immediate Release: March 8, 2018
NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC today announced its endorsement of Tina Smith for United States Senate from Minnesota. Minnesota is considered one of the critical races in the 2018 election.
“Tina Smith has been a champion for Minnesota women and reproductive rights and we are proud to support her. As Senator, she will continue to be a leader in the effort to defend our reproductive freedom and access to abortion care. ” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “We need Senators like Tina Smith who will fight back against Trump’s anti-choice, anti-woman agenda. NARAL’s members and supporters in Minnesota are ready to fight for her as she’s fought for their reproductive freedom.”
“I’m proud to have the endorsement of NARAL Pro-Choice America,” said Sen. Smith. “I’ve spent my life working tirelessly to make sure women have access to the health care services they need and for the right of women to make their own health care choices. In the Senate, I will fight for women’s reproductive freedoms, whether that is working to lower health care costs, expanding access to family planning, or defending a woman’s right to choose. Most importantly, I will never stop fighting to make sure more women have a seat at the table when decisions are being made about women’s health care.”
A former Lieutenant Governor for Minnesota, Tina Smith has fought for reproductive rights at both the state and local level. She served as the first vice president for external affairs for Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and remains a passionate advocate for Planned Parenthood and the millions of women it serves every year.
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.”