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April 12, 2018 / Press Releases

NARAL Pro-Choice America Endorses Abigail Spanberger on Her Bid For Congress


Candidate for Virginia’s 7th District Earns Endorsement from Nation’s Leading Pro-Choice Advocacy Group

For Immediate Release: April 12, 2018
Contact: media@prochoiceamerica.org

NARAL Pro-Choice America today announced its endorsement of Abigail Spanberger in her bid to represent Virginia’s 7th Congressional District.

“Abigail Spanberger has made it clear that supporting women’s access to reproductive healthcare will be a top priority when she’s in Congress,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “Virginia women and families need fighters like Abigail Spanberger in Congress to stand up against the anti-choice GOP agenda. We’re thrilled to endorse her.”

“Recent victories from pro-choice champions across Virginia are proof that reproductive healthcare is a winning issue,” said NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia Executive Director, Tarina Keene. “We know that Abigail Spanberger will always put the best interests of women and families first and we are proud to support her.”

“I am honored to be endorsed by NARAL Pro-Choice America. When in Congress, I will always protect reproductive freedom,” said Spanberger. “I believe deeply that access to women’s health care and birth control shouldn’t be a luxury. Ensuring reproductive freedom for the women in Central Virginia is good for families and for our economy.”

Spanberger began her public service career as a federal agent with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. In 2006, she transitioned to the CIA where as an operations officer she led covert actions that thwarted the terrorist threat and provided valuable intelligence toward critical national security matters. After returning home to Virginia’s 7th district in 2014, she went on to work in the private sector as a strategic leader helping colleges and universities diversify their student bodies, increase graduation rates, and expand students’ access to affordable educational opportunities. Spanberger believes in leadership that flows from our shared American values of integrity, responsibility, and decency, and she wants to work to move this country forward together.

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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