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June 4, 2019 / Press Releases

U.S. Congress Shines Important Spotlight on Dangerous Bans on Abortion


House Judiciary Subcommittee holds hearing on wave of abortion bans sweeping the country

For Immediate Release: June 4, 2019
Contact: media@prochoiceamerica.org

Today, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties held a hearing on the wave of extreme bans on abortion sweeping states across the country. NARAL Pro-Choice America Vice President Adrienne Kimmell issued the following statement in response:

“The new wave of extreme bans on abortion that is sweeping the country illustrates how high the stakes are for reproductive freedom in America. Today, Congress shined an important spotlight on both the anti-choice movement’s all-out assault on abortion care, and on what it looks like for women in America when their freedom is ripped away. The anti-choice movement has launched a coherent and coordinated disinformation campaign to justify their radical agenda, but we see through it. NARAL applauds the movement of people coming together to fight back against these dangerous bans. From the brave people sharing their stories, to the pro-choice champions in the House today, and to the tens of thousands of advocates who recently spoke out against these bans in all 50 states, the message is clear: we’ve had enough. These voices collectively represent the seven in 10 Americans who support abortion access, and who are watching with eyes wide open as anti-choice politicians try to rip away their freedom.”

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NARAL Pro-Choice America and its network of state affiliates and chapters are dedicated to protecting and expanding reproductive freedom for all. For more than 50 years, NARAL has worked 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. Since 1969, NARAL has made history, grown to over 2 million members, and met the moments that have defined this fight with action, power and freedom. 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.”

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