For Immediate Release
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
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NARAL Pro-Choice America and its network of state affiliates are dedicated to protecting and expanding reproductive freedom for all Americans. NARAL works 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. 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."