For Immediate Release
April 26, 2019
EMILYs List Condemns Indiana’s Dangerous Abortion Ban
WASHINGTON, D.C. — This week, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed a disastrous abortion bill, putting himself and his legislature between women and their doctors and attempting to criminalize medical care. In response, Christina Reynolds, vice president of communications at EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Once again, politicians are putting the safety and lives of women at risk by using inflammatory rhetoric to push their political agenda. This law is not only unconstitutional, but also prevents women and their doctors from making critical health care decisions for themselves. EMILYs List won’t stop fighting to put pro-choice Democratic women in state legislatures and governors' offices across the country who will protect women and families.”
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $600 million to elect pro-choice Democratic women candidates. With a grassroots community of over five million members, EMILY's List helps Democratic women win competitive campaigns – across the country and up and down the ballot – by recruiting and training candidates, supporting strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 150 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and nearly 1,100 women to state and local office. Nearly 40 percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. During the historic 2017-2018 cycle, EMILYs List raised a record-breaking $110 million and launched a record independent expenditure campaign. We helped elect 34 new women to the House, including 24 red-to-blue victories; enough seats to have delivered the U.S. House majority alone. Since the 2016 election, more than 46,000 women have reached out to EMILY's List about running for office laying the groundwork for the next decade of candidates for local, state and national offices.