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June 28, 2018 / Press Releases

NARAL Pro-Choice America Endorses Cindy Axne for Congress


For Immediate Release: June 28, 2018
Contact: media@prochoiceamerica.org

NARAL Pro-Choice America today announced its endorsement of Cindy Axne in her campaign to represent Iowa’s 3rd District in Congress.

“Cindy Axne knows firsthand the the needs and challenges of women and families, will fight for them tirelessly if elected, and we are proud to endorse her campaign for Congress,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “Iowa women and families deserve leadership from someone who will never back down against out-of-touch politicians and their constant attacks on our basic reproductive freedom.”

“I’m honored to receive the endorsement of NARAL Pro-Choice America,” said Axne. “As one of the country’s oldest pro-choice rights advocacy groups they’ve helped protect and advocate for millions of women around the country.” Axne continued: “As we see state after state pass anti-abortion laws it’s now more important than ever to send a pro-choice woman to Washington. It’s why in Congress, I will fight to keep Washington politicians out of the doctor’s office and out of the personal decisions between women and their doctors.”

Cindy Axne is a small business owner and community activist who has experienced first hand the negative effect this administration has had on healthcare. Cindy was one of many individuals whose health insurance plan was canceled as Republicans tried to dismantle the Affordable Care Act last year. Axne has vowed to fight for healthcare for all individuals, focusing on the negative impacts on women that occur with the elimination of the ACA. If elected this November, she would be the first Iowa woman to hold a seat in the U.S. House. Axne faces Republican incumbent David Young who helped pass many anti-choice bills.

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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