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January 11, 2023 / Press Releases

NARAL Pro-Choice America Condemns House GOP’s Passage of Assault on Abortion As Democrats Close Rank Around Reproductive Freedom


Washington, DC Today, House Republicans continued their dishonest and out-of-touch crusade against reproductive freedom with a flurry of anti-choice votes on the House floor. Despite the irrefutably clear message sent by voters last November in support of abortion rights, Speaker Kevin McCarthy and the House GOP are undeterred from moving to further restrict abortion for all Americans. These bills include one that would allow politicians to interfere in personal family decisions (H.R. 26, the so-called “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act”) and a resolution meant to muddy the waters and detract from the GOP’s extremely unpopular anti-reproductive freedom agenda (H.Con.Res.3). Meanwhile, House Democrats, under the stewardship of Leader Hakeem Jeffries, have coalesced around a reproductive freedom agenda that prioritizes the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) and other key legislation to protect and expand access to abortion, birth control, and more.

NARAL Pro-Choice America President Mini Timmaraju released the following statement in response:

“Once again, Democrats are fighting for our reproductive freedom and the 8 in 10 Americans who support the legal right to abortion, while Republicans are doubling down on their anti-choice extremist values. Democrats’ first action was putting forth the Women’s Health Protection Act to restore and expand access to abortion, while Republicans are forcing votes on bills that make it harder for Americans to access the care they need. The contrast between the two parties has never been clearer. We thank our champions on the Hill and look forward to our continued collaboration to ensure these anti-choice bills never leave the House chamber.”

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For over 50 years, NARAL Pro-Choice America has fought to protect and advance reproductive freedom at the federal and state levels—including access to abortion care, birth control, pregnancy and post-partum care, and paid family leave—for every body. NARAL is powered by its 4 million members from every state and congressional district in the country, representing the 8 in 10 Americans who support legal abortion.

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