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April 11, 2018 / Press Releases

NARAL Response to Paul Ryan Retirement: Trump’s Legacy is Ryan’s Legacy


For Immediate Release: April 11, 2018
Contact: media@prochoiceamerica.org

In response to today’s news that House Speaker Paul Ryan will not seek reelection in November, NARAL National Communications Director Kaylie Hanson Long issued the following statement:

“People across America can now look forward to a time where Paul Ryan is not working every day to undermine our fundamental freedoms, including reproductive freedom. Ryan repeatedly tried– and failed — to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and each day he’s been in office, he’s shown that he does not stand with women and families. Instead of championing women and families, Ryan chose to champion Donald Trump’s backwards agenda. Trump’s legacy is Ryan’s legacy – that’s how history will remember him. 

“The people of Wisconsin are now one step closer to getting the representative they deserve in Randy Bryce, who, unlike Paul Ryan, will fight for the rights of all people and believes unapologetically that women’s rights are human rights. NARAL and our members are energized to fight as hard as they can to make sure Randy Bryce can take his pro-choice values to Congress.”

NARAL endorsed Bryce in August 2017 and just last month, NARAL Wisconsin members gathered at a #WomenforBryce event in support of Bryce’s campaign to defeat Paul Ryan.

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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