NARAL Pro-Choice America Pays Tribute to Dorothy Height's Legacy of Leadership

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Ted Miller, Communications Director
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NARAL Pro-Choice America Pays Tribute to Dorothy Height's Legacy of Leadership

WASHINGTON - Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, issued the
following statement honoring the contributions and leadership of
Dorothy I. Height, chair and president emerita of the National Council
of Negro Women.

"Dorothy Height's life story is an inspiration and a reminder to all
women and men that one individual's determination can lead to great
advances for the common good. Ms. Height's legacy of leadership on
civil, human, and women's rights spanned more than six decades, from
the administration of President Franklin Roosevelt to President Barack
Obama. We were proud to stand with her in the struggle to ensure that
all women could make the reproductive-health care decisions that were
best for them and their families. Ms. Height would be the first to
remind us that our work is far from finished—and we will continue to
draw on her fearlessness and resolve as we advance policies that
reflect the principles of equality and justice to which she dedicated
her life."



For more than 30 years, NARAL Pro-Choice America has been the nation's leading advocate for privacy and a woman's right to choose. With more than one million members and supporters, NARAL Pro-Choice America is fighting to protect the pro-choice values of freedom and privacy. With the Supreme Court one vote away from overturning Roe v. Wade and many state legislatures under anti-choice control, our work has never been more important.

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