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November 14, 2019 / Press Releases

NARAL Pro-Choice America Endorses Rita Hart for Congress


Candidate in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District Earns Endorsement from Nation’s Leading Pro-Choice Advocacy Group

 

For Immediate Release: Thursday, November 14, 2019

Contact: media@prochoiceamerica.org

NARAL Pro-Choice America today announced its endorsement of Rita Hart in her campaign to represent Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District and retain a U.S. House of Representatives seat held by a Democrat for more than a decade.

“NARAL is proud to endorse Rita Hart, an experienced lawmaker who will fight tirelessly for reproductive freedom in Congress,” said Ilyse Hogue, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “We need champions like Rita in Congress to work to stem the tide of  attacks on our most fundamental freedoms from anti-choice politicians who believe they belong in women’s most personal decision-making. Rita has fought for women and families throughout her career and she is the leader that Iowans in the second Congressional district deserve.”

“As a rural Iowan, I have seen women’s health services become more and more difficult to access for women and families in rural Iowa,” said Rita Hart, candidate for Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District. “That’s why, when I served in the state senate, I fought for access to health care because Iowans should never be barred from the services they need based on where they live. If I’m fortunate enough to be elected to Congress, my focus will be on standing up for Iowa women and families, and I’m proud to have the support of an organization that has led in this fight.”

Rita Hart is a longtime advocate for reproductive freedom running to fill the open seat left by Democratic Rep. Dave Loebsack, a pro-choice legislator who has held the seat for more than a decade and who is retiring. Hart previously served as an Iowa State Senator from the 49th District and was the Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Iowa in the 2018 gubernatorial election.

 

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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 2.5 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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