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November 18, 2019 / Press Releases

NARAL President Ilyse Hogue Releases Statement on New Democratic Attorneys General Association (DAGA) Policy Affirming Reproductive Freedom


For Immediate Release: Monday, November 18, 2019

Contact: media@prochoiceamerica.org

In light of the news that the Democratic Attorneys General Association (DAGA) will only endorse candidates who have publicly committed to support reproductive rights and will no longer back anti-choice candidates, NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue released the following statement:

“The announcement from DAGA today could not come at a more important moment. Blatantly unconstitutional abortion bans are sweeping the nation, criminalizing abortion and terrifying women about our place in this country. Attorneys General are now on the front lines in defending women’s rights, especially when it comes to our fundamental right to make our own decisions about pregnancy. Women in 2019 America are scared and angry, and support for the right to access abortion is at a historic high. More than 7 in 10 Americans support the rights enshrined in Roe v. Wade, as do 87% of Democrats and overwhelming majorities of Independents. The Republican party is waging an all-out assault against women and pregnant people, and voters have to know someone has our backs in this crucial moment. Now, we know that Democratic Attorneys General do. We applaud DAGA’s leadership and hope that other Democratic committees and organizations see this moment for what it is and follow suit in supporting women and our well-being.”

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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.”

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