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April 23, 2018 / Press Releases

NARAL Pro-Choice America Endorses Alma Adams for Re-election to Congress


Incumbent in North Carolina’s 12th Congressional District Earns Endorsement from Nation’s Leading Pro-Choice Advocacy Group

For Immediate Release: April 23, 2018
Contact: media@prochoiceamerica.org

NARAL Pro-Choice America today announced its endorsement of Alma Adams in her campaign for re-election to represent North Carolina’s 12th Congressional District.

“Congresswoman Adams has been a champion for North Carolina women and families, and we are proud to endorse her re-election to Congress,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “Women and families across North Carolina deserve representation from leaders who put their rights first. Congresswoman Adams has always defended our rights and we are proud to stand with her.”

“I am honored to have the trust and support of NARAL Pro-Choice America,” said Congresswoman Adams. “I have been a champion for women throughout my 35 years in public service and will continue to be a strong advocate in Congress for affordable, equitable health care, equal pay, family leave, and a woman’s right to choose what’s best for her body.”

Adams is widely known throughout the district, the state and nationally for being a champion for reproductive freedom. Alma led the way as the key spokesperson in the North Carolina General Assembly on women’s reproductive rights. In 2017, she voted against the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, a bill that prohibits abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy except in cases or rape or incest. Back in 2015, Alma co-sponsored the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH Woman) Act. The EACH Woman Act ensures health coverage for abortion for every woman; regardless of income, insurance or residence.

Alma is being challenged by Republican Paul Wright.

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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