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Minneapolis, MN — On Thursday, April 9, NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota, in partnership with NARAL Pro-Choice America and CREDO, delivered thousands of petitions to Sen. Klobuchar’s Minneapolis office, encouraging her to continue holding the line to pass a clean Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act for the health and safety of exploited women and children.

NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue had this to say:

“I am proud to stand with Sen. Klobuchar in her ongoing fight to keep dangerous abortion restrictions out of the common-sense Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act. She is holding the line against senators obsessed with banning abortion. Given that thousands of American women and children are coerced into performing commercial sex acts for the financial gain of criminals every year, banning abortion with no regard for individual circumstances is not only callous, but is incredibly dangerous. We will accept nothing less than unfettered access to a full range of reproductive health care services for trafficking survivors from our representatives in Congress.”

“While Senate Republicans would rather grandstand on abortion than help women survivors of human trafficking, Sen, Klobuchar has stood strong in support of abortion rights” said Becky Bond, Political Director at CREDO Action. “We applaud Sen. Klobuchar for holding the line and refusing to join Republicans in this senseless, anti-woman attack on reproductive health care access.”

NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota Executive Director Andrea Ledger said, “we are here today to show Sen. Klobuchar that Minnesotans support her efforts to stand up for the rights of trafficking survivors by holding the line and not allowing a harmful abortion restriction in what should be a bipartisan bill.”

Sen. Klobuchar has been part of a group of federal lawmakers holding the line in an effort to pass bipartisan anti-trafficking legislation in Congress free from dangerous abortion restrictions. This petition delivery is part of a larger national effort that has gained over 167,238 signatures.

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