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March 4, 2020 / Press Releases

NARAL Pro-Choice America Celebrates Wendy Davis’ Victory in Democratic Primary in Texas’ 21st Congressional District


NARAL Pro-Choice America Celebrates Wendy Davis’ Victory in Democratic Primary in Texas’ 21st Congressional District

For Immediate Release: March 4, 2020
Contact: media@prochoiceamerica.org

Wendy Davis, a champion for reproductive freedom who made national headlines when she filibustered an extreme anti-choice bill in the Texas state legislature in 2013, today won the Democratic primary in the 21st congressional district. From here, she moves to the general election to oust anti-choice Republican incumbent Rep. Chip Roy from office. In response to the election, Ilyse Hogue, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America released the following statement:

“NARAL Pro-Choice America members congratulate Wendy Davis on her win in the Democratic primary race in Texas’ 21st congressional district. Donald Trump and anti-choice politicians like Rep. Chip Roy are waging an all-out assault on reproductive freedom in my home state of Texas and across the country. That’s why we need proven leaders like Wendy who won’t back down from the fight to protect our rights.”

“While Chip Roy wants nothing more than to insert himself into women’s personal decisions, Wendy has proven that she will always have the backs of Texas women and their families. This is the kind of leadership that Texans in the 21st congressional district need – and NARAL is proud to support Wendy Davis in her bid for Congress. We look forward to working with her to unseat anti-choice extremist Chip Roy.”

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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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