Statement of The Very Reverend Katherine H. Ragsdale, Interim President & CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on Oregon’s anti-abortion Measure 106 failing:

By defeating Measure 106, Oregon rejected the latest attempt by anti-abortion extremists to deny women access to all their reproductive health care options.

Fortunately, Oregonians saw through this thinly-veiled attempt to restrict women’s access to abortion care and protected the rights of women and their families to make private medical decisions without government interference.  A right is not a right if you can not afford to access it.

It is time anti-abortion extremists finally listen to the people of Oregon and join our effort to improve the health and well-being of women and their families.

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CONTACT:

Alissa Manzoeillo, National Abortion Federation 202.667.5881, ext 219; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) amanzoeillo@prochoice.org

The National Abortion Federation (NAF) is the professional association of abortion providers. Our members include individuals, private and non-profit clinics, Planned Parenthood affiliates, women’s health centers, physicians’ offices, and hospitals who together care for approximately half the women who choose abortion in the U.S. and Canada each year. Our members also include public hospitals and both public and private clinics in Mexico City and private clinics in Colombia. Our mission is to ensure safe, legal, and accessible abortion care, which promotes health and justice for women.

 

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