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June 27, 2018

Contact:         Grayson Dempsey, Executive Director

grayson@prochoiceoregon.org, (503) 317-6866

 

NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon Gears Up for Supreme Court Vacancy Fight

Following Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement announcement, Roe v. Wade is in jeopardy

PORTLAND, OR – Today, Justice Kennedy announced his retirement from the Supreme Court. With President Trump set to nominate the next Supreme Court justice as soon as this fall, the constitutionally guaranteed right to access legal abortion is in dire, immediate danger.

Grayson Dempsey, Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon said, “In Oregon, where voters and lawmakers have continually asserted their support for abortion rights, we will never stop fighting to defend reproductive freedom. Trump has long promised to only nominate justices who will overturn Roe v. Wade and take us back to the days of illegal, unsafe abortion. We are relying on the leadership of Oregon Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden now more than ever before to stand up to the Trump-Pence administration’s dangerous anti-abortion agenda.”

In 2017, as a member of the Pro-Choice Coalition of Oregon, NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon worked to pass the Reproductive Health Equity Act of 2017, which codified the legal right to abortion in Oregon.

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NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon develops and sustains a constituency that uses the political process to guarantee every person who can become pregnant the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion.

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