For Immediate Release: Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Defeat of anti-choice, anti-freedom Republican candidate Steve House is a win for Coloradans and reproductive freedom
Colorado — Today, voters in Colorado’s 6th Congressional District reelected NARAL-endorsed incumbent Rep. Jason Crow to the U.S. House of Representatives. His victory over anti-choice, anti-freedom Republican candidate Steve House marks a huge win for reproductive freedom and protects a critical seat in the House.
In response to Crow’s victory, NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue released the following statement:
“We are proud to have endorsed Rep. Jason Crow, a proven champion for reproductive freedom, and congratulate him on winning this critical race. We know that Rep. Crow will continue to be a fierce defender of our fundamental rights in the House of Representative—and we need elected officials like him now more than ever.”
NARAL Pro-Choice America Southwest Regional Director Caroline Mello Roberson said:
“NARAL Pro-Choice America and our members across Colorado applaud Rep. Jason Crow on his victory against anti-choice extremist Republican Steve House. Rep. Crow is a proven advocate for reproductive freedom and can be trusted to stand strong against extreme ideological attacks on our most fundamental rights.”
NARAL endorsed Rep. Crow as part of its largest-ever electoral program, which reached over 3 million voters in key states—including Colorado—to win races up and down the ballot.
Key to NARAL’s strategy was reaching, persuading, and mobilizing key voter segments including soft-partisan persuadable women voters, and low-propensity, pro-choice voters who are motivated by Trump and Republicans’ commitment to ending Roe v. Wade, criminalizing abortion, and punishing women.
Colorado already restricts access to abortion, especially for people with low incomes. Because there’s no law expressly protecting the right to abortion in Colorado, if Roe were to be overturned, those hostile to reproductive freedom could quickly work to criminalize abortion.
Read more about NARAL’s endorsed candidates here.
For over 50 years, NARAL Pro-Choice America and its network of state affiliates and chapters have fought to protect and advance reproductive freedom—including access to abortion, contraception, and paid family leave—for every body. NARAL is powered by its more than 2.5 million members from every state and congressional district in the country, representing the 7 in 10 Americans who believe every person should have the freedom to make the best decision for themselves about if, when, and how to raise a family.