November 20, 2019 / Press Releases

NARAL President Ilyse Hogue Releases Statement Following Democratic Debate

For Immediate Release: November 20, 2019

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At tonight’s Democratic debate, there was a robust conversation about #MeToo and sexual assault, paid family leave, and the right to access abortion, among other issues. In response, NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue released the following statement:

“Tonight, standing in a state that has become ground zero for forced pregnancy and abortion bans, we saw multiple candidates speaking out for exactly the values of reproductive freedom and justice as core to progress. They spoke truth about how the ability to access abortion affects economic security, highlighting the double bind many women face caring for children and aging parents, and insisting that both men and women stand up for our most fundamental freedom to make our own decisions about pregnancy. The candidates were clear – the American people stand firmly in support of reproductive freedom, this is a winning issue, and voters are paying close attention.”


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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