NARAL Pro-Choice America today announced its endorsement of Stephanie Murphy in her campaign for re-election to represent Florida’s 7th Congressional District.
“Congresswoman Murphy is a fighter for Florida women and families, and we are proud to endorse her re-election to Congress,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “We need Members of Congress like Congresswoman Murphy who will stand up to the extreme anti-choice agenda of the Trump Administration.”
“I support a woman’s right to choose and to make their own decisions about the health care they need,” said Murphy. “I will oppose any attempts to take away access to reproductive health care. I’m proud to have NARAL’s endorsement in 2018.”
Murphy is the first Vietnamese-American woman elected to the United States Congress. Her family fled Vietnam when she was a child, and they settled in Northern Virginia, where she grew up. With the help of Pell Grants and student loans, Murphy attended the College of William & Mary, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. She then went to Georgetown University, graduating with a Master of Science degree in foreign service. She worked for the Department of Defense as a national security specialist before settling in Florida as a business consultant and professor at Rollins College. She lives in Winter Park, Florida, with her husband and two young children.
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.”