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September 25, 2019 / Press Releases

NARAL President Ilyse Hogue Releases Statement on Impeachment Inquiry


For Immediate Release: September 25, 2019
Contact: media@prochoiceamerica.org

In response to the House Democratic Caucus opening an impeachment inquiry against President Trump, NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue released the following statement:

“The Constitution, and the rights, freedoms, protections and rules it sets out, is the bedrock of our democracy. It is our most powerful defense against those who seek to infringe on our most dearly cherished freedoms. Violating the spirit and substance of our founding document requires action to uphold the checks and balances that allow us to live in a free society.   

No one is above the law. Evidence presented shows that this President has abused his power, obstructed justice and obstructed Congress from fulfilling their duty as he tramples our freedoms and pushes an extreme agenda. Meddling in elections is an affront to a vibrant democracy, which is vital for our freedoms to flourish, including reproductive freedom and the right to abortion. 

We applaud Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the House Democratic Caucus for beginning this process and we encourage all those in Congress to fulfill their constitutional duty. An impeachment inquiry should not be taken lightly, but neither should the lawlessness of this President and his Administration.”

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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.”

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

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