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June 19, 2018 / Press Releases

NARAL Pro-Choice America Endorses Senator Debbie Stabenow for Re-Election


For Immediate Release: June 19, 2018
Contact: media@prochoiceamerica.org

NARAL Pro-Choice America today announced its endorsement of Sen. Debbie Stabenow in her campaign for re-election to represent Michigan in the U.S. Senate.

“Senator Stabenow has been a passionate leader on the frontlines to protect our basic reproductive rights and we are proud to endorse her re-election to the U.S. Senate,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “With the onslaught of attacks on our rights at the hands of the Trump administration and the GOP, now more than ever we need leaders like Senator Stabenow who will fight back against the GOP’s obsession with eroding our rights and who will stand up for women and families across Michigan and beyond.”

“Health care isn’t political–it’s personal,” said Stabenow. “I want to thank NARAL for their wonderful endorsement and for our work together to ensure women have access to the care they need.”

Debbie Stabenow made history in 2000 when she became the first woman from Michigan elected to the United States Senate. Throughout her career, she has broken down barriers for women and become one of Michigan’s and our country’s most influential and accomplished leaders. Senator Stabenow is a national leader of the effort to make sure people have quality, affordable health care, including access to a full range of reproductive health services. During the debate over health care reform, she made sure that maternity coverage was included as an essential benefit. She is a true fighter for Michigan and for all women and families.

NARAL’s political 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. To read more about NARAL’s endorsed candidates, click here.

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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