October 5, 2018 / Press Releases

Senator Manchin Turns His Back on Women in West Virginia and Across the Country

Sen. Manchin Votes to Confirm Kavanaugh, Women Will Not Forget

For Immediate Release: October 5, 2018
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After Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced he will vote to confirm Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue issued the following statement:

“Today, Senator Manchin betrayed women and families in West Virginia. Instead of standing up for them, he broke the core values we all hold dear. The anti-choice GOP used every tactic in their playbook—including dragging survivors of sexual assault through the mud—to ram through their sham process, and now Manchin has cosigned their devastating ideology for decades to come. We will never forget that Senator Manchin chose to side with Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump, and the anti-choice GOP over survivors and women in West Virginia and it will be a stain on his legacy forever.”

Senator Manchin previously claimed to be an ally to women, including survivors. He has taken a stand on behalf of women before, including publicly condemning sexual assault, but today he didn’t stay true to his word.

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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