For Immediate Release
May 15, 2019
EMILY's List Statement on Alabama's Abortion Ban
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Alabama Senate Republicans approved a measure to outlaw almost all abortions in the state, setting up a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade. In response, Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Republicans in Alabama just passed a near-total ban on abortion, joining Republicans in other states trying to do the same thing and the Republicans in the Senate who confirmed Supreme Court justices who endanger Roe v. Wade.”
“The threat against women's rights is not theoretical. It’s here, it’s real, and it has dire consequences for American women and families. We must act to protect women and their rights. Stop these bans. Fight for better policies and for policymakers who stand by women and their families and not for a craven and backward Republican Party that ignores the vast majority of Americans and the United States Supreme Court.”
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.