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November 4, 2020 / Press Releases

NARAL Pro-Choice America Responds to Outcome of Montana’s Gubernatorial Race


For Immediate Release: Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Contact: media@prochoiceamerica.org

Montana Yesterday, reproductive freedom champion Lt Gov. Mike Cooney lost his bid in the Montana gubernatorial race. 

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

“Though we’re disappointed in today’s results, NARAL Pro-Choice America is proud to have backed Lt. Gov. Cooney in his bid to serve as Montana’s governor. Over the course of this race, Cooney recognized exactly what was at stake for women and families when it comes to reproductive freedom, and he vocally championed our fundamental rights. Make no mistake: Though this race may be over, NARAL will never stop fighting to defeat anti-choice, anti-freedom politicians like Governor-elect Greg Gianforte. We will be watching Gianforte, and will continue to hold him accountable for his out-of-touch agenda.”

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. 

During his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, Gianforte has received a 0% on NARAL’s Congressional Record on Choice.

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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