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June 28, 2018 / Press Releases

NARAL Pro-Choice America Endorses Mary Gay Scanlon for Congress


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

NARAL Pro-Choice America today announced its endorsement of Mary Gay Scanlon in Pennsylvania’s 5th Congressional district.

“We need members of Congress like Mary Gay Scanlon who will be unapologetic advocates for women and families across Pennsylvania,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “Mary Gay has worked to empower women her whole career, and we’re proud to endorse her campaign to bring leadership to Washington.”

“Women’s reproductive rights have continuously been on the legislative chopping block because all too often there are not enough elected women making decisions,” said Scanlon. “We must elect more women who will protect reproductive rights all across the country and especially here in Pennsylvania. I am proud to have NARAL’s endorsement and am committed to continue working to elect pro-choice women and will not back down from any challenge to protect our reproductive rights.”

Mary Gay Scanlon has been fighting for women since the beginning of her career when she fought for equal access to quality education at the Education Law Center of Pennsylvania and as the President of the School Board. She did pro bono work for the U.S. Women’s Hockey and Soccer teams as they fought for equal pay in 2017. Scanlon has made reproductive health a focus of her campaign, vowing to fight to expand access to birth control and abortions and make them more affordable.

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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