For Immediate Release

House Vote Today Is Not Only Shameless Politics, It’s Bad Policy That is Extremely Dangerous for Women’s Health

WASHINGTON - Today, members of the House of Representatives are set to vote on a bill that is so out of touch and extreme that it comes as no surprise that the bill’s sponsor is a man that believes “the incidence of rape resulting in pregnancy are very low.”

In reaction to the vote in the House today, NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue said:

“Today’s vote is shameless politics. It’s anti-choice lawmakers in congress catering to the most extreme wing of their political base. What they seem not to care about is that their political agenda puts the health of women across the country at great risk. This bill is yet another example of how anti-choice leaders in Congress have ignored the results of the last election. The House of Representatives should be working on the country’s real, pressing challenges, not wasting their time and our money re-fighting 40-year-old battles and putting women’s health and safety in jeopardy in order to advance their own political agenda.”

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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."

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