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EMILYs List Statement on Far-Right Anti-Abortion Rally
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, thousands of anti-abortion extremists traveled to Washington, D.C. to protest against abortion rights at the Supreme Court, the U.S. Capitol, and the National Mall for the so-called “March for Life” rally. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement in response:
“After celebrating the end of nearly 50 years of constitutional protections, anti-abortion extremists are gathering this week to spread more lies and misinformation about reproductive rights. While most Americans support abortion rights and our ability to make our own decisions, this far-right minority is working hard to end our rights altogether. Republican anti-abortion extremists have been clear that overturning Roe v. Wade was not enough—they won’t be done until they completely eliminate access across the nation. At EMILYs List, we won’t let the will of the far-right minority determine our access to essential health care. This is yet another example of why we must elect more Democratic pro-choice women up and down the ballot who will defend these fundamental freedoms.”
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