For Immediate Release
March 20, 2018
EMILY's List Reacts to Arguments in SCOTUS Case NIFLA v. Becerra
“Pregnant women deserve facts, not anti-choice propaganda.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in NIFLA v. Becerra. At the center of this case is the question of whether fake women’s health centers will be allowed to continue deceiving women about their full range of reproductive health care options. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, released the following statement:
“Pregnant women deserve facts, not anti-choice propaganda. At fake women's health centers, they get the latter. By posing as medical professionals, fake health centers deceive women about the full range of their reproductive health care choices; even lying or coercing them into actions they might not want to take.”
“Fake health centers want to keep lying to pregnant women without consequences. We won't let them. We're proud to stand with our pro-choice allies in defending a woman's right to make her own personal, informed health care decisions, and we will always work to elect pro-choice Democratic women to office who will fight for women's rights.”
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $500 million to support pro-choice Democratic women candidates – making them one of the most successful political organizations ever. Our grassroots community of over five million members helps Democratic women wage competitive campaigns – and win. We recruit and train candidates, support strong campaigns, research the issues that impact women and families, and turn out women voters. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 116 women to the House, 23 to the Senate, 12 governors, and over 800 to state and local office. Forty percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Since the 2016 election, thousands of women and counting have reached out to us about running for office. To harness this energy, EMILYs List has launched Run to Win, an unprecedented effort to get more women to run at the local, state, and national levels.