Women everywhere have lost a fierce champion.

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation, on the passing of Representative Louise Slaughter:

“Women everywhere have lost a fierce champion. As the co-chair and founding member of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus, Representative Slaughter tirelessly worked to ensure that women have access to comprehensive reproductive health care, including abortion care. She never hesitated to lead the fight for what was right.

As a native of her district in New York, I am especially saddened by her passing.”



Alissa Manzoeillo, National Abortion Federation
202.667.5881, ext 219; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell)

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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