DAGA Co-Chairs on RNC Night 2 on the Importance of Protecting Reproductive Rights
August 26, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Democratic Attorneys General Association (DAGA) Co-Chairs Massachusetts AG Maura Healey and Oregon AG Ellen Rosenblum released the statement during the Republican National Convention second night of programming. Anti-choice activist Abby Johnson, who has a history of spreading misinformation about abortion and reproductive health care, is slated to speak tonight.
Statement from Massachusetts AG Maura Healey and Oregon AG Ellen Rosenblum, Co-Chairs of the Democratic Attorneys General Association
“Giving the megaphone of a prime-time television spot to an anti-abortion activist is just part of the GOP’s extremist strategy to outlaw abortion and drown out the voices of the majority of Americans who support access to safe, legal abortion and reproductive health care. We won’t let that happen.”
“In the past few years, we have seen politicians push unconstitutional abortion restrictions where they repeatedly get overruled in the courts. We know well the dangerous game they are playing, and we will work every day to defend reproductive freedom and uphold the rule of law. Unfortunately, we cannot say the same for the Republican party. Now, more than ever, we must work together to make the voices of a majority of Americans heard above the misinformation and dangerous rhetoric.”
“Democratic AGs will fight—not just to stop this political agenda to undermine Roe v. Wade—but to break down entrenched barriers to access safe, legal abortion. No one should be blocked from the basic health care they need.”
“We must elect leaders up and down the ticket who will defend and expand reproductive rights. There is too much at stake to let the extremism go unchecked in November.”
- Polling released today by NARAL showed voters in battleground states generally believed that abortion should be legal.
- National polling shows more than three-quarters of Americans say they believe Roe v. Wade should be upheld.
- In November 2019, Democratic Attorneys General Association (DAGA) announced the committee would only endorse Democratic Attorney General candidates who publicly commit to protecting reproductive rights, including access to abortion. The first national Democratic committee to create such a standard for endorsements.
- For more information about the actions Democratic Attorneys General have taken to protect reproductive health care, view the memo here.