• Press Release

EMILYs List Statement on Extremist Anti-Abortion Rally in Washington, D.C.

January 19, 2024


WASHINGTON, D.C. – In advance of today’s “March for Life,” an anti-abortion rally that will include House Speaker Mike Johnson as a speaker, EMILYs List Interim President Jessica Mackler released the following statement:

“There is no denying that abortion is on the ballot in 2024. The anti-choice activists gathering in Washington, D.C. today represent an extremist minority that wants to strip us of our freedom to make our own decisions about our bodies, lives, and futures. They believe politicians should control our decisions, and their backward worldview should serve as an alarming reminder of the stakes in this election. 

“Republicans are doing exactly what they have been saying they would: taking every opportunity to ban abortion across the nation. In contrast, the Biden-Harris ticket and EMILYs List candidates are working tirelessly to ensure that we have the freedom to make our own personal health decisions. As extremists march on Washington, we are reminded how critical it is to elect Democratic pro-choice women up and down the ballot to ensure reproductive freedom is protected.”

EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, works to elect Democratic pro-choice women up and down the ballot and across the country with a goal of fighting for our rights and our communities. Our work is centered around a fundamental vision: Run. Win. Change the World. EMILYs List has raised $850 million in service to that vision and has helped Democratic women win competitive elections by recruiting and training candidates, supporting and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running one of the largest independent expenditure operations for Democrats, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country’s first woman as vice president, 175 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 20 governors, and over 1,500 women to state and local office. More than 40% of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Visit www.emilyslist.org for more information.