NARAL Pro-Choice America

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."

Releases by this organization

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Rick Hodges’ Confirmation to Head Health Department Puts Lives at Risk
Today, the Ohio Senate voted 24-8 to approve the nomination of Rick Hodges to lead the Ohio Department of Health. NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio opposed the confirmation of Hodges, as his experience fails to meet the minimum qualifications as stipulated under the Ohio Revised Code (section 121.10), and...
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014
NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio: Rick Hodges’ Confirmation to Head Health Department Puts Lives at Risk
Today, the Ohio Senate Medicaid, Health and Human Services Committee is expected to approve the nomination of Rick Hodges to lead the Ohio Department of Health. The nomination now moves to a floor vote in the Ohio Senate. NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio opposes the confirmation of Hodges, as his experience...
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Monday, June 30, 2014
Reaction to the Supreme Court Decision On Hobby Lobby
"Today's decision from five male justices is a direct attack on women and our fundamental rights. This ruling goes out of its way to declare that discrimination against women isn't discrimination.


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Thursday, June 26, 2014
NARAL Pro-Choice America and NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts on Supreme Court Decision to Strike Down Buffer Zones in McCullen v. Coakley
Today, the Supreme Court struck down the Massachusetts law securing providers and patients with a 35-foot buffer zone around reproductive-health clinics in a unanimous opinion. Said NARAL Pro-Choice America President, Ilyse Hogue:
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Thursday, June 12, 2014
NARAL Pro-Choice America on Passage of Louisiana Anti-Choice Bill
Today, Gov. Bobby Jindal signed an anti-choice bill imposing burdensome admitting privileges on abortion providers throughout the state of Louisiana. It is expected to result in the closure of all but one abortion clinic in the state. Said NARAL Pro Choice America President Ilyse Hogue:
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Wednesday, June 11, 2014
NARAL on Boggs Vote Postponement by Senate Judiciary Committee
Today, Senator Leahy announced the the Judiciary Committee was moving forward on confirmation process for Georgia judicial nominees with the notable exclusion of Michael Boggs. Said NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue:
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Tuesday, May 13, 2014
NARAL Pro-Choice America on Michael Boggs Senate Confirmation Hearing
Today, the U.S. Senate held a confirmation hearing on the controversial appointment of Georgia judicial nominee Michael Boggs to the federal bench. NARAL Pro-Choice America released the following statement from president Ilyse Hogue: “The more we hear about Boggs, the more we find that he stands against the majority of Americans who want the freedom to make their own choices about when they start a family. It was clear during the hearing that Boggs' record is deeply concerning and his testimony did nothing to allay those concerns.
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Friday, April 11, 2014
Proactive Reproductive Rights Bill Passes Colorado Senate Committee
The Reproductive Health Freedom Act (SB 175), a proactive bill to protect private medical decisions by Colorado women, has passed its first vote in the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The legislation is co-sponsored by Sen. Andy Kerr (D-Lakewood) and Sen. Jeanne Nicholson (D-Gilpin), and it ensures that every individual in Colorado has the fundamental right of privacy and freedom to make their own decisions about contraception and abortion.
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Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Ryan Budget Proposal Once Again Shows The Hypocrisy Of GOP Leaders So-Called 'Pro-Life' Agenda
Today, Rep. Paul Ryan, on behalf of leaders in the Republican Party, proposed a budget that once again lays bare the hypocrisy of the so-called “pro-life” agenda he and his party claim to champion. Said NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue:
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Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Colorado Abortion Ban Bill Defeated
Last night, the Colorado House Judiciary Committee voted to defeat HB 1133, a proposed total abortion ban that could also have banned emergency contraception and sent doctors to jail. Colorado is a historically pro-choice state and attempts to ban abortion at the legislative level and through ballot measures have repeatedly failed. Coloradans have declared that they support keeping personal, private medical decisions, including the decision to have an abortion, between women and their doctors.
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