For Immediate Release
Samantha Gordon, 202.973.3032
NARAL Pro-Choice America Supports Leahy Amendment to the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act
WASHINGTON - In response to anti-choice senators' inclusion of controversial anti-abortion language in the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, NARAL Pro-Choice America released the following statement:
"It is despicable that anti-choice politicians chose to use a bill designed to protect victims from violence as a vehicle to expand the discriminatory Hyde amendment in unprecedented ways. Access to comprehensive health care is a basic human right. Every time these extremist politicians try to extend the Hyde amendment, women are denied the ability to make personal and private medical decisions. NARAL Pro-Choice America will score the vote to strike the Hyde amendment expansion to hold lawmakers accountable."
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