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August 1, 2017

NARAL Pro-Choice America today endorsed Jacky Rosen in her bid to represent Nevada in the U.S. Senate. Rosen received the backing of the nation’s leading pro-choice advocacy group for her work to defend the rights of women and families as well as her outspoken efforts to expand access to basic reproductive healthcare, including contraception and abortion care.

“NARAL members are proud to stand with Jacky Rosen as she continues her fight for women and families,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “The GOP’s latest healthcare scheme proves that we need a champion who will stand up for our rights and defend a woman’s access to basic healthcare, including birth control and abortion care. As a community leader, a businesswoman, and an independent voice for Nevada, Jacky Rosen has always put women and families first, and she’ll continue that fight in the U.S. Senate.”

“Jacky Rosen is a true champion for Nevada families, and NARAL members across the state are excited to support her campaign,” said Caroline Mello Roberson, state director of NARAL Pro-Choice Nevada. “Just last week, Sen. Heller let Nevada down when he sided with President Trump and voted to take away healthcare from millions. As Nevadans, we deserve leaders who will stand up for our rights, especially when it comes to a woman’s right to access basic healthcare like birth control and abortion care. Jacky Rosen is the independent voice that Nevada families deserve fighting for us.”

“NARAL members have been leading the fight on the ground to protect women’s access to healthcare and stop the GOP’s heartless health care repeal plan, and I’m proud to have their support,” said Jacky Rosen. “While Sen. Heller supports extreme attacks on women’s health, I believe in empowering women to make their own healthcare decisions. We can’t afford to turn back the clock on women’s rights or let career politicians interfere in decisions that should be between a woman and her doctor. As Nevada’s next Senator, I look forward to working with NARAL to combat gender discrimination, protect Planned Parenthood funding, and defend women’s reproductive freedom.”

Jacky Rosen has a strong record of defending our reproductive freedom. She voted against the GOP plan to take away healthcare from millions of Americans and opposes any effort to defund Planned Parenthood. In Congress, Jacky has pushed to prohibit political interference in a woman’s ability to access abortion. She supports landmark legislation to lift harmful state restrictions on abortion access (the Women’s Health Protection Act). Jacky has also been an outspoken advocate for Title X programs, and has called out politically motivated attacks on women’s access to basic reproductive health care and contraception.

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