For Immediate Release: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
NARAL Pro-Choice America Endorses Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi For Re-election to Congress
Speaker Pelosi Earns Endorsement from Nation’s Leading Pro-Choice Advocacy Group
NARAL Pro-Choice America today announced its endorsement of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in her campaign for re-election to represent California’s 12th Congressional District.
“Speaker Pelosi is an unwavering champion for women and families across the country and a steadfast fighter for reproductive freedom,” said Ilyse Hogue, NARAL Pro-Choice America President. “Her leadership is critical to hold anti-choice politicians, including Donald Trump, accountable for their insidious attacks on our fundamental freedoms, including the ability to make personal decisions about pregnancy free from political interference. NARAL is proud to endorse Speaker Pelosi and we look forward to making sure she remains at the helm of House Democrats’ efforts to protect reproductive freedom at this pivotal moment.”
“Californians need Speaker Pelosi’s committed, effective leadership in Congress now more than ever,” said Shannon Hovis, Director of NARAL Pro-Choice California. “For decades, Speaker Pelosi has stood strong fighting for the progressive values of San Franciscans and the expansion of civil and human rights for all people. She has been resolute in her dedication to reproductive freedom for every body. With so much at stake for women and families and as anti-choice politicians work to undermine abortion access across the country, Speaker Pelosi’s efforts to protect reproductive freedom are critically important.”
“Reproductive freedom is under relentless attack across our country,” said Speaker Pelosi. “But with the support of NARAL, we will defend Roe v. Wade, support patients’ health care and a woman’s right to choose. It is my honor to receive NARAL’s support in our fight to expand our Democratic House Majority and defend our values.”
Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been a steadfast champion for reproductive freedom and an unwavering ally to women and families during her tenure in elected office. She is on the front lines when marginalized voices are under attack, has made sure women are at the table when decisions about healthcare are being made, and has stood up to the Trump administration and Republicans’ persistent efforts to roll back reproductive freedom. During her fight for the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), she worked to include protections for pre-existing conditions and contraceptive coverage in the final bill. Speaker Pelosi has worked tirelessly to elect more women to office, playing a leading role in recruiting candidates, raising money, and campaigning across the country to help elect the most diverse pro-choice majority in U.S. House history.
NARAL Pro-Choice America and its network of state affiliates and chapters are dedicated to protecting and expanding reproductive freedom for all. For more than 50 years, NARAL has worked to guarantee that every woman has the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. Since 1969, NARAL has made history, grown to over 2.5 million members, and met the moments that have defined this fight with action, power and freedom.In recognition of its work defending our constitutional right to choose, Fortune Magazine described NARAL as “one of the top 10 advocacy groups in America.”