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November 3, 2020 / Press Releases

NARAL Pro-Choice America Responds to Outcome of Election in Ohio’s 1st Congressional District


For Immediate Release: Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Contact: media@prochoiceamerica.org

Ohio Today, NARAL-endorsed candidate Kate Schroder lost her bid for election to the U.S. House of Representatives in Ohio’s 1st Congressional District. 

NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue released the following statement in response: 

“While we had hoped to see a different outcome in this race, NARAL Pro-Choice America and our members will never stop fighting for the 77% of Americans who believe in the legal right to abortion. There’s no question that Representative Steve Chabot’s record on reproductive freedom is wildly out of touch with the views of the vast majority of Americans. We are proud to have stood with Kate Schroder as she gave Rep. Chabot a run for his money in this race.” 

NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Executive Director Kellie Copeland said:

“We’re grateful to Kate Schroder for running such a hard-fought campaign. Unfortunately, Ohio’s congressional districts are stacked against candidates like Schroder because of decades of gerrymandering. Ohio’s congressional delegation should look more like Ohio, and Schroder and her team did everything they could to stand up for reproductive freedom in this campaign. Dedicated and determined local activists will continue the fight against renewed Republican efforts to block abortion in Ohio, and we will be there to stand with them and fight every step of the way.” 

Anti-choice, anti-freedom Republican incumbent Rep. Steve Chabot has consistently earned a 0% score from NARAL in the Congressional Record on Choice

In the 2020 election cycle, NARAL Pro-Choice America ran its largest-ever electoral program designed to reach, persuade, and mobilize key voters in target states across the country who are motivated by Trump and Republicans’ unyielding attacks on reproductive freedom. 

Read more about NARAL’s endorsed candidates here

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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.

Everyone should be able to decide if, when, how, and with whom they start or grow a family.

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