For Immediate Release: July 2, 2018
Contact: Andrea Ledger
NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota Endorses Pro-Choice Champion Keith Ellison for Attorney General
St. Paul, MN – NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota today announced its endorsement of Congressman Keith Ellison in his campaign for Attorney General of Minnesota.
“With the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy, the right to abortion guaranteed under Roe v. Wade is in dire and immediate danger,” said Andrea Ledger, Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota. “We must be prepared to use every tool we have to protect access to legal abortion in Minnesota, a right that fundamentally allows women to control their own lives, economic circumstances, and futures. Keith Ellison has demonstrated time and time again that he is willing to fight for reproductive freedom and we think he is best positioned to take on the Trump administration’s continued attacks on women’s autonomy.”
As a member of the United States House of Representatives, Congressman Ellison has a 100% voting record from NARAL Pro-Choice America in support of reproductive rights. He is a co-sponsor of the Each Woman Act, which would require the federal government to cover all pregnancy-related care, including abortion, regardless of type of insurance or income. He has spoken out against defunding Planned Parenthood and used his position to draw attention to increasing maternal mortality rates.
With over 60,000 members statewide, NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota aims to develop and sustain a constituency that uses the political process to guarantee every woman the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota is the state affiliate of NARAL Pro-Choice America.