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October 17, 2019 / Press Releases

NARAL Releases Statement on Death of Rep. Elijah Cummings

For Immediate Release: October 17, 2019
Contact: media@prochoiceamerica.org

NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue released the following statement today, following the death of longtime U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings, who represented Maryland’s 7th Congressional District for more than 20 years:

“Representative Elijah Cummings worked tirelessly to uphold our democracy and fight for our values of equality and justice. He was a champion for our freedoms who will be deeply missed in the U.S. Congress. We extend our deepest condolences to his wife and family as well as his staff and colleagues.”


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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