FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                           

July 7, 2018

Contact:         Grayson Dempsey, Executive Director, grayson@prochoiceoregon.org

NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon PAC Withdraws Endorsement, Calls on Dr. Nathan Boddie to Drop Out

Decision follows allegations of groping and subsequent ‘victim shaming’

PORTLAND, OR – NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon PAC has pulled its support of Dr. Nathan Boddie, candidate for House District 54, and is calling on him to drop out of the race.

Grayson Dempsey, Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon said, “We will not tolerate misuse of power by any elected official, candidate or person in a position of authority, especially health care providers. We trust our endorsed candidates to represent our core values of diversity and inclusion. Dr. Boddie, through his alleged behavior and subsequent shaming of the woman who was brave enough to come forward, has demonstrated clearly that he does not uphold the highest standards of conduct.”

Natalie Sept, Chair of NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon PAC said, “We take our endorsement process seriously, as our 10,000 members throughout the state depend on us to identify candidates who will fight for the issues that they care about most. We will only support candidates who share and live our values, professionally and personally. Dr. Boddie is not one of those candidates.”

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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. We educate our members and identified supporters, provide strategic advice to candidates, mobilize get out the vote efforts, and ensure that pro-choice policies are a top priority in local and state government.

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