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November 12, 2020 / Press Releases

NARAL Pro-Choice America Celebrates Lauren Underwood’s Victory in Illinois’ 14th Congressional District


For Immediate Release: Thursday, November 12, 2020

Contact: media@prochoiceamerica.org

Defeat of anti-choice, anti-freedom Republican candidate Jim Oberweis is a win for Illinoisans and reproductive freedom

Illinois On Election Day, voters in Illinois’ 14th Congressional District reelected NARAL-endorsed incumbent Representative Lauren Underwood to the U.S. House of Representatives. Her victory over anti-choice, anti-freedom Republican candidate Jim Oberweis marks a huge win for reproductive freedom and keeps a critical seat in the House.

In response to Underwood’s victory, NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue released the following statement:

“During her time in the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Lauren Underwood has fought for reproductive freedom time and again. During her time in office, Rep. Underwood earned a 100% score on NARAL’s Congressional Record on Choice. We are thankful to have Rep. Underwood with us in the fight for our fundamental rights and look forward to continuing our work together to protect and expand reproductive freedom.”

NARAL reached over 3 million voters in key states, including Illinois, through its historic 2020 electoral program.

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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