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September 7, 2018 / Press Releases

NARAL Pro-Choice America Endorses Dr. Kim Schrier for Congress


For Immediate Release: September 07, 2018
Contact: media@prochoiceamerica.org

NARAL Pro-Choice America today announced its endorsement of Dr. Kim Schrier in Washington’s 8th Congressional District.

“As a pediatrician, Dr. Schrier has been a fighter and an advocate for health care and for women and families throughout her career and we are proud to endorse her,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “The attacks on Roe threaten not just  reproductive rights, but the ability of physicians like Dr. Schrier to practice medicine in the best interest of their patients. We will do everything we can to support her election in November and to send someone to Congress who will fight for Washingtonians’ health care.”

“We know that Washingtonians overwhelmingly agree that abortion should remain safe and legal. As a doctor and lifelong advocate for reproductive freedom, we know that Kim Schrier will be the best ally for all women and families across the state of Washington,” said Tiffany Hankins, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Washington. “NARAL and our members across the state are proud to support Kim Schrier and will do whatever we can to help her win this November.”

“Reproductive rights are human rights,” said Schrier. “I am thrilled to have NARAL Pro-Choice America’s support as we work together to ensure every woman in the United States has access to the healthcare she needs. With Roe v. Wade on the line, it is more important than ever that we send a pro-choice woman doctor to Congress. I will be a champion for women, from fighting for reproductive rights, to improving maternity care, and expanding paid family leave.”

Dr. Kim Schrier has made a career of being a healthcare advocate for women and families. She has been a pediatrician for 16 years, and has won numerous accolades in her service to the greater Seattle area. As a physician, Kim understands the importance of access to contraceptives and abortion. There are currently no female doctors in Congress, and it is important we elect leaders in the medical field to make sound decisions in defense of reproductive rights. Washington’s 8th district is being vacated by Republican Dave Reichert, who announced his retirement weeks after Kim decided to challenge him. Electing Dr. Kim Schrier can ensure we have another champion, with crucial knowledge and passion for protecting a woman’s right to choose.

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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