NARAL Pro-Choice Endorses Chris

NARAL Pro-Choice New York, a leading advocacy group for women’s health with more than 50,000 active members, today announced their excitement and wholehearted support for Christine Quinn’s candidacy for mayor.  NARAL Pro-Choice New York President Andrea Miller cited Speaker Quinn’s record of ensuring New York City women have full access to their reproductive health needs, as well as the importance of having a woman leader who is proven pro-choice champion, in endorsing her for mayor.

“Across the country, attacks on women’s health and reproductive rights are coming from every angle imaginable," said Andrea Miller, President of NARAL Pro-Choice New York. "It’s never been more necessary to have elected officials willing to go above and beyond to support access to reproductive health care. Chris’s commitment to the issues that matter to women and families is unprecedented, her record of leadership is unparalleled, and her vision for the future of New York is unmatched. Chris Quinn is exactly the leader this city needs right now, and it is with tremendous pride and great enthusiasm that NARAL Pro-Choice New York endorses her for Mayor.”

“I’m honored to have NARAL Pro-Choice New York’s endorsement because they understand, as do I, that the fight for women’s reproductive freedoms is not over,” said Speaker Quinn. “There are still those that try to take away a woman’s right to choose, those who would rather see women harassed on their way in or out of a clinic than see them receive the care we need. Our fight isn’t over, and that’s why I’ll keep fighting to keep more health clinics open and to make sure we provide New York City women every protection and service they’re entitled to. As a woman, I understand better than any other candidate in this race how to carry this fight forward, and my record leading the City Council proves that.”

Speaker Quinn’s extensive record of protecting New York City women’s reproductive health rights includes championing and passing legislation cracking down on harassment outside of women’s health clinics; delivering more than $13 million for OB-GYN reproductive health instruction in New York City hospitals, making NYC the first city to do so; passing historic crisis pregnancy legislation going after establishments that mislead and falsely advertise to women seeking health services; and ensuring women have access to Plan B contraception in New York City pharmacies.

NARAL Pro-Choice New York, the New York affiliate of NARAL Pro-Choice America, is the state’s foremost pro-choice political and advocacy organization. NARAL Pro-Choice New York advocates on behalf of all New York City women, and fights to protect their reproductive rights and freedoms.

NARAL Pro-Choice New York is the latest in a string of high-profile endorsements for Quinn from women’s advocacy groups, elected officials, and feminists. NARAL Pro-Choice New York’s endorsement builds on the support of NOW NYC, feminist-icon Gloria Steinem, EMILY’s List, the Women’s Campaign Fund, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Lena Dunham, Liz Abzug, former Manhattan Borough President Ruth Messinger, former Congresswoman Liz Holtzman, the Dominican Women’s Coalition, and more than 1,000 women throughout New York working to elect Quinn under the Women for Quinn banner.