For Immediate Release

NARAL Stands With House Democrats' Call to Disband Select Panel

NARAL Pro-Choice America is proud to stand with House Democrats today as they call on Speaker Paul Ryan to disband the Select Panel. Since its inception, the Select Panel has been conducting a taxpayer funded witch hunt that has not only wasted government time and money, but also put the safety of students, researchers, and health care providers at risk with subpoenas that could open them up to violence and harassment.

Said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America: "As an American and as Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan has a responsibility to put an end to activity in the House that threatens the public safety. By promoting falsehoods in order to close clinics, the Select Panel has been endangering women, students, researchers, and health care providers since it was formed. House Democrats are right to call on Speaker Ryan to disband this committee and put a stop to its taxpayer-funded witch hunt. In the months following the act of domestic terrorism at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado, we can all agree that this is exact opposite of what members of Congress should be spending their time on. This is one more example of the anti-choice GOP's reckless disregard for safety of women and the priorities of most Americans."


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The House Democrats' letter can be read here.

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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."

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