For Immediate Release
NARAL President Blasts GOP Action to Target Students, Researchers with New Subpoenas
"If heaven forbid an act of violence does occur as a result of this list being compiled, the Chair of this committee and her GOP colleagues will be complicit in that violence."
WASHINGTON - Today, NARAL President Ilyse Hogue released the following statement in response to the Select Investigative Panel’s latest action on their taxpayer-funded witch hunt:
“It’s deplorable that Chair Blackburn is continuing her partisan, taxpayer-funded witch hunt with these subpoenas. What the committee is doing is targeting students, researchers, and healthcare providers in a way that opens them up to violence and harassment, and in the months after the act of domestic terrorism at Planned Parenthood in Colorado, we can all agree that this is exact opposite of what members of Congress should be spending their time on. No one should have to fear for their safety when seeking health care or conducting vital research, but that’s the position the GOP members of this committee have put these individuals in.
"If heaven forbid an act of violence does occur as a result of this list being compiled, the Chair of this committee and her GOP colleagues will be complicit in that violence. From refusing to hold hearings on Supreme Court nominees, to endangering the lives of students and researchers, the anti-choice GOP Congress isn’t doing its job to strengthen this country for the women and families they serve.”
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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."