FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SEPTEMBER 13, 2022
EMILY’s LIST STATEMENT ON REPUBLICAN PLAN FOR A FEDERAL ABORTION BAN
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, in advance of the announcement that Republicans in Congress will seek to pass a federal abortion ban, EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler made the following statement:
“Republicans have fought for decades to roll back abortion rights and this announcement is their latest attempt to ensure that they can control our decisions no matter what voters decide. They may try to mislead voters about their agendas and hide their real records, but their goal is clear, and is spelled out directly by their ally in this effort: “to end abortion.” The path to stopping them and protecting our freedom is equally clear: we must keep and expand our majorities in Congress. At EMILYs List, we know that the best way to do that is by electing more Democratic pro-choice women across the country. Their work and our fight has never been more important.”
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 over $700 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 campaigns 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, 159 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and nearly 1,400 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.