June 7, 2019 / Press Releases

NARAL President on Biden’s Comments to the DNC: We’re glad he listened to the voices of millions of women

For Immediate Release: June 6, 2019
Contact: [email protected]

Statement by Ilyse Hogue, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America:

“We’re glad that Joe Biden listened to the voices of millions of women and further clarified his position on the Hyde Amendment. Let’s be clear, the Hyde Amendment discriminates against all women but particularly poor women and women of color. At a time where the fundamental freedoms enshrined in Roe are under attack, we need full throated allies in our leaders. Leadership is often about listening and learning. We’re pleased that Joe Biden has joined the rest of the 2020 Democratic field in coalescing around the Party’s core values — support for abortion rights, and the basic truth that reproductive freedom is fundamental to the pursuit of equality and economic security in this country.”


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.”

Everyone should be able to decide if, when, how, and with whom they start or grow a family.

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