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NARAL Pro-Choice America Supports Leahy Amendment to the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act


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."

NARAL Pro-Choice America fights for reproductive freedom for every body. Each day, we organize and mobilize to protect that freedom by fighting for access to abortion care, birth control, aid parental leave, and protections from pregnancy discrimination.

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