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NARAL Pro-Choice America on Speaker Boehner's Resignation: The GOP Just Got More Extreme


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."

For over 50 years, Reproductive Freedom for All (formerly NARAL Pro-Choice America) has fought to protect and advance reproductive freedom at the federal and state levels—including access to abortion care, birth control, pregnancy and post-partum care, and paid family leave—for everybody. Reproductive Freedom for All is powered by its more than 4 million members from every state and congressional district in the country, representing the 8 in 10 Americans who support legal abortion.