For Immediate Release: April 26, 2018
Contact: Andrea Ledger
NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota Endorses Pro-Choice Champion Erin Murphy for Governor
St. Paul, MN – NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota today announced its endorsement of Representative Erin Murphy in her campaign for Governor of Minnesota.
“For over a decade in the Minnesota legislature, Rep. Murphy has been a champion for reproductive rights,” said Andrea Ledger, Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota. “In the face of unrelenting attacks on abortion rights by an anti-choice majority in the legislature, we need a governor who will not only protect our rights, but work to expand access to reproductive health care.”
“I’m honored to receive this endorsement. NARAL has been a leader in the fight for reproductive rights, working to preserve access to a full range of pregnancy options, including abortion, and advance policies that ensure Minnesotans are able to plan their future,” said Representative Murphy. “With women’s health under attack, I’m proud to stand with NARAL in ensuring reproductive rights are protected.”
As a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, Erin Murphy has been a fierce advocate for women’s health care. As chief author of the Protect Access to Contraception Act, she has led the fight against the Trump administration’s assault on contraception coverage. On the House floor, she has stood up time and time again to anti-choice legislators seeking to roll back abortion rights in Minnesota, including bills that would restrict abortion coverage for low-income women, interfere in a woman’s relationship with her doctor, and close four of Minnesota’s five abortion clinics.