Ahead of First GOP Debate, NARAL Pro-Choice America Calls Out Candidates’ Anti-Abortion Extremism - Reproductive Freedom for All

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Ahead of First GOP Debate, NARAL Pro-Choice America Calls Out Candidates’ Anti-Abortion Extremism

Washington, DC – Ahead of the first GOP primary debate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, NARAL Pro-Choice America calls out the anti-abortion extremism that is the hallmark of the modern Republican Party.

NARAL Pro-Choice America President Mini Timmaraju released the following statement:

“I don’t need a crystal ball to know what these anti-abortion Republicans have in store for us tonight. When the extremist groups that bankroll GOP campaigns say ‘Jump,’ every single one of the Republican presidential hopefuls asks, ‘How high?’ In between the food fights and name-calling that pass for a reasoned debate with this group, we will see their commitment to dangerous policy that defies the vast majority of American voters. One thing is clear: no matter who ‘wins’ the debate, it’s Americans who will lose more freedom under a GOP presidency.”

As the GOP field trips over themselves to be the most extreme on abortion, groups like Students for Life of America and SBA Pro-Life America continue to push for further restrictions on reproductive freedom. With demands that Republican candidates support a national abortion ban and their obstruction to ballot initiatives that would let Americans chart their own path on abortion policy, it’s clear that these extremists are working to ban all abortion, everywhere. From Governor DeSantis signing one of the most extreme abortion bans in the country to former Governor Haley signing a bill that allows for criminalizing abortion providers to former VP Pence playing a key role in the appointment of conservative justices and more, all of these candidates would sign a national abortion ban into law.


For over 50 years, NARAL Pro-Choice America has fought to protect and advance reproductive freedom at the federal and state levels—including access to abortion care, birth control, pregnancy and post-partum care, and paid family leave—for everybody. NARAL is powered by its 4 million members from every state and congressional district in the country, representing the 8 in 10 Americans who support legal abortion.