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Ryan Budget Proposal Once Again Shows The Hypocrisy Of GOP Leaders So-Called 'Pro-Life' Agenda

WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Paul Ryan, on behalf of leaders in the Republican Party, proposed a budget that once again lays bare the hypocrisy of the so-called “pro-life” agenda he and his party claim to champion.

Said NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue:

“The Ryan budget proposal tells us what we already know: he and his colleagues can’t claim to be ‘pro-life’ when his agenda is the opposite. By overturning the Affordable Care Act, Ryan’s plan would cut maternity care, contraception, preventative care, and other critical priorities for healthy families. Ryan would also cut funding for K-12 education, Medicaid, and SNAP. These policies are anti-woman, anti-choice, and anti-family.

“This Republican party’s agenda is as narrow-minded as it is dangerous, and it is out of touch with even their rank and file. They are playing politics on the backs of the nation’s most vulnerable—women, children and lower-income families. As we enter a critical election cycle in 2014, it important now more than ever that we support and elect leaders who will reflect the values and priorities of our country—not those who will stop at nothing to take them away.”


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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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