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June 6, 2018 / Press Releases

NARAL Pro-Choice America Endorses John Yarmuth for Re-election to Congress


Incumbent in Kentucky’s Third Congressional District Earns Endorsement from Nation’s Leading Pro-Choice Advocacy Group

For Immediate Release: June 6, 2018
Contact: media@prochoiceamerica.org

NARAL Pro-Choice America today announced its endorsement of John Yarmuth in his campaign for re-election to represent Kentucky’s 3rd Congressional District.

“We need members of Congress like John Yarmuth who will stand up and fight for women and families across Kentucky,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “John Yarmuth has been a trustworthy and consistent ally in the fight for making reproductive freedom a reality for all in Kentucky. We are proud to endorse him and look forward to working together to ensure that the basic rights of Kentuckians are protected no matter what.”

“I am proud to have the support of NARAL Pro-Choice America and their more than 1.2 million members in the fight to defend women’s constitutionally-protected reproductive rights,” said Yarmuth. “I will continue to stand up to efforts by the Trump Administration and Republicans in Congress seeking to reduce access to care, return to the days when being a woman was considered a preexisting condition, or interfere in any way in the private medical decisions of women and families.”

John Yarmuth has earned a 100% pro-choice rating from NARAL since he was elected and has been an important vote and voice in Congress, most notably for being a fervent opponent of the Hobby Lobby decision that allowed businesses to opt out of providing contraception. He is also a part of the Pro-Choice Caucus in Congress. Yarmuth will face Governor Bevin’s former Health and Human Services Secretary Vickie Yates Brown Glisson. Glisson led the fight to close down women’s health clinics in the state, succeeding in shutting almost every single clinic down.

NARAL’s Pro-Choice Majority Makers program for the 2018 general election is the organization’s largest ever midterm political program to advance candidates fighting for “our values, our future, our vote.” NARAL is investing in diverse candidates up and down the ballot in 19 states, mobilizing members and voters through mail, phones, digital ads, door to door canvassing, TV ads, and rallies that hold anti-choice candidates accountable and lift up pro-choice champions. NARAL is focused on taking back the House with a pro-choice majority that supports our values and our futures. To read more about NARAL’s endorsed candidates, click here.

 

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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.”

Everyone should be able to decide if, when, how, and with whom they start or grow a family.

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