June 20, 2018 / Press Releases

NARAL Condemns Trump’s Executive Order to Detain Families Indefinitely

For Immediate Release: June 20, 2018
Contact: [email protected]

After Donald Trump signed an executive order refusing to reverse his administration’s zero tolerance policy for asylum seekers, allowing families to be detained at the border indefinitely, NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue issued the following statement:

“Any executive order that continues to jail families seeking asylum is insufficient and unacceptable. While this administration claims to be ending its practice of separating families, the stark reality is that they currently have no plan to reunite the thousands of children already separated from their loving parents. This administration is doing the least amount possible in order to deflect responsibility and extinguish the outrage he has sparked with his depravity. It won’t work. 

“Today’s executive order shows that the resistance is working. Trump is feeling the pressure of the resounding voices of the American people all over the country, and half measures won’t suffice. NARAL members will keep fighting with everything we have, and will only double down our demand that this evil end. No matter what actions Trump and the out-of-touch GOP take, these atrocities will be top of mind for NARAL members and voters across America in November and beyond.” 

NARAL members across the country will be participating on June 30 in the #FamiliesBelongTogether nationwide rallies. Pledge to join in and take action 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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