June 7, 2019 / Press Releases

NARAL Pro-Choice America Endorses Jerry Nadler for U.S. Congress

Congressman in New York’s 10th District and Chair of House Judiciary Committee Earns Endorsement from Nation’s Leading Pro-Choice Advocacy Group

For Immediate Release: June 7, 2019
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Yesterday, NARAL Pro-Choice America announced its endorsement of Congressman Jerry Nadler in his campaign for re-election to New York’s 10th Congressional District at an event with Congressman Nadler and NARAL Pro-Choice America Political Director Nicole Brener-Schmitz.

“With reproductive freedom under attack across the country, we need proven champions like Congressman Nadler to keep standing up for us in Congress,” said Brener-Schmitz. “Donald Trump and his anti-choice Republican allies have launched a full-blown assault on reproductive freedom. They are stacking the courts with anti-choice judges and pushing a wave of extreme bans on abortion in states aimed at gutting Roe v. Wade, and eroding the rights of women and families at every turn possible. NARAL stands with Congressman Nadler as he works to fight back against these attacks on our fundamental rights and we are proud to endorse his re-election to Congress.”

“I’m incredibly honored to receive NARAL’s endorsement for the 2019-2020 election cycle,” said Congressman Nadler. “Reproductive freedom and justice are central to our pursuit of an equal society—restricting access to abortion and other reproductive health services strips women of their fundamental freedom and autonomy. I am proud to continue to stand with NARAL to fight for that freedom, especially in this critical moment when we are facing an all-out assault on women’s constitutionally protected right to an abortion.”

Congressman Nadler has been a strong ally and true champion during his time serving in the House who has earned a lifetime 100% voting record with NARAL. During his time on the Judiciary Committee, he has led the fight against many of the anti-choice bills that came before the committee, particularly standing up against reason-based abortion bans and bans on abortion throughout pregnancy. Congressman Nadler has also been influential in promoting legislation to protect reproductive freedom, including authoring the Freedom of Choice Act, as well as being active on efforts to eliminate clinic violence, and protect patients’ privacy. He is also co-sponsoring Global HER Act and EACH Woman Act to protect access to abortion and reproductive healthcare regardless of a person’s background.


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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