For Immediate Release
May 8, 2022
EMILYs List Response to Senator McConnell’s Comments on a “Possible” National Abortion Ban
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell saying that a federal abortion ban was “possible,” EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler issued the following statement:
“The Republican plan is clear: they want an end to abortion rights altogether. Protecting our freedom to decide means we must ensure that Mitch McConnell never again becomes Senate majority leader.”
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