September 16, 2016
EMILY’s List Statement on Donald Trump's Policy on Abortion
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today EMILY’s List Vice President of Communications Marcy Stech released the following statement in response to Donald Trump’s newly-released policy on abortion:
"The extent to which Donald Trump’s newly clarified anti-abortion policy mirrors the most extreme parts of the Republican Party is alarming, and shows once again how dangerous his presidency would be for women in the United States."
"While Trump’s ultimate goal is stacking the Supreme Court with anti-choice justices in order to fully repeal Roe v. Wade, he would in the meantime ban all abortions after 20 weeks and make the Hyde Amendment a permanent part of American law. These are radical positions pushed by a candidate who has made no secret of his disdain for women and families - despite this week’s transparent attempt to win over the millions of American women who have fled from his anti-woman policies and sexist rhetoric."
"Today Trump is embracing a policy that endangers the lives of millions of women in this country. Women cannot afford a Trump presidency."
EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $400 million to support pro-choice Democratic women candidates – making it one of the most successful political organizations ever. We recruit and train candidates, support strong campaigns, research women's issues, and turn out women voters. We've trained over 9,000 women to run and helped elect over 100 women to the House, 19 to the Senate, 11 governors, and over 700 to state and local office. Since its founding in 1985, almost one-third of the candidates EMILY’s List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color - including every single Latina, African American, and Asian American Democratic congresswoman currently serving.