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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives reintroduced the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA), which would ensure access to abortion across the country. In response, EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“The contrast between Republicans and Democrats couldn’t be more clear. As the Republican party tries to ban abortion nationwide, House Democrats are listening to the American people and working hard to protect our fundamental freedoms. The reintroduction of the Women’s Health Protection Act is yet another example of the importance of electing Democratic pro-choice champions who defend our reproductive rights, and we are proud to stand with the House members leading this fight. Make no mistake, GOP candidates have tried to run from their anti-abortion records before. EMILYs List will be here making sure voters know exactly where Republican House members stand on banning abortion and their intentions to control our bodies, lives, and futures.”
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.