For Immediate Release
NARAL Pro-Choice America on Speaker Boehner's Resignation: The GOP Just Got More Extreme
WASHINGTON - Said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America:
"Today's anti-choice minority in the GOP is so extreme, even a staunchly anti-choice Speaker Boehner cannot withstand the pressure of trying to prevent them from sabotaging their entire party in the eyes of voters. The fact that they would push their own leader out over an issue that 7 in 10 Americans want their hands off of is telling. If even Boehner can’t stop his own party from holding the government hostage to cut women’s access to critical health care by attempting to defund Planned Parenthood, they will self-destruct."
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