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January 23, 2020 / Press Releases

NARAL President Responds to Trump Announcing He Will Speak at March for Life


In act of desperation amidst impeachment, Trump will become first president in history to speak in person at annual anti-choice rally in Washington

For Immediate Release: January 22, 2020
Contact: media@prochoiceamerica.org

In response to tonight’s news that Donald Trump will speak at the anti-choice rally March for Life in Washington, D.C. on Friday, NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue issued the following statement:

“Donald Trump’s announcement today is an act of desperation, plain and simple. He takes refuge in his ability to whip up a radical anti-choice base, spewing falsehoods when he feels threatened. The majority of Americans support Roe v. Wade; a majority of Americans reject Trump’s extremism. Of course he’s turning to deception and disinformation about abortion to gin up a vocal and extreme minority as he faces the escalating reality that his presidency is crumbling around him.”

NARAL has chronicled Trump’s pattern of turning to disinformation and fear-mongering about abortion when he’s in hot water and embroiled in particularly explosive scandals. Read our memo here. Media Matters for America has also outlined the questions anti-choice politicians must answer about the implications of the draconian bans on abortion they support and how they’ll hurt women and families.

Trump will be the first president in U.S. history to participate in the March for Life in person. He has said that women deserve “some form of punishment” for accessing abortion, which stands in stark contrast to the views of the American public. There is no state in the country where banning abortion is popular, and 77% of Americans support Roe v. Wade.

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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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