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November 15, 2019 / Press Releases

NARAL Pro-Choice America Endorses Shannon Hutcheson for Congress


Candidate for Texas 10th Congressional District Earns Endorsement from Nation’s Leading Pro-Choice Advocacy Group 

 

For Immediate Release: Friday, November 15, 2019

Contact: media@prochoiceamerica.org

NARAL Pro-Choice America today announced its endorsement of Shannon Hutcheson in her campaign to represent Texas’ 10th Congressional District, a seat currently held by Republican Congressman Michael McCaul.

“Anti-choice extremists like Mike McCaul continue to threaten our fundamental rights and launch unprecedented attacks on women and families,” said Ilyse Hogue, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “Now more than ever, we need representatives in Congress who will fight for our reproductive freedom against extreme attacks and we know Shannon Hutcheson will stand up for our rights. As a Texan like Shannon, I know the serious challenges that so many Texan women face when it comes to accessing critical care and exercising basic freedoms. We are very proud to endorse Shannon’s campaign. Women and families in Texas’s 10th District deserve a champion  in Congress.”

“I am honored and humbled to receive NARAL’s endorsement,” said Hutcheson. “Reproductive care is healthcare. I have spent the last 10 years working to defend the right of all Texas women to access reproductive health care. Now, more than ever, this fundamental right is under attack. Texas’s 10th District deserves to have a Representative in Congress who will fight for women. I will do that every single day.”

Shannon Hutcheson is a native Texan, businesswoman, and lifelong advocate for women and families. Raised by a working-class Texas family, Hutcheson worked her way through college and law school before joining the top-tier law firm of Baker Botts LLP as one of the youngest lawyers every hired by the firm. In 2008, she started the woman-owned law firm Hutcheson Bowers in Austin. She is a dedicated advocate for reproductive freedom and for almost ten years has done legal work for Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas and served on the leadership council for the Center for Reproductive Rights. Hutcheson will be a champion for Texas women and families in Congress at this crucial juncture in the fight for reproductive freedom.

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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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