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Amy Kennedy, the Democratic nominee for Congress in New Jersey's 2nd district.

NARAL backs Kennedy

House candidate wins second abortion-rights endorsement in a day

By Nikita Biryukov, August 13 2020 2:51 pm

NARAL Pro-Choice America endorsed House candidate Amy Kennedy Thursday.

“Amy Kennedy is the fighter we need in Congress to stand up for women and families in the face of relentless attacks from Donald Trump and the Radical Right,” NARAL President Ilyse Hogue said. “NARAL is proud to endorse her and we look forward to sending her to Congress in November. Amy will work to protect and expand abortion access instead of rubber-stamping the Trump administration’s dangerous, ideological agenda like Rep. Van Drew has. We need to protect and expand our pro-choice majority in the House to safeguard reproductive freedom.”

Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-Dennis) received a 100% rating from NARAL in 2019, though it’s not clear how the group’s views on his voting record has changed since the congressman defected to the Republican party in December.

The Planned Parenthood Action Fund also endorsed Kennedy Thursday.

“I’m honored to have NARAL’s endorsement at such a crucial time in history. Now more than ever we need to stand up for women and families,” said Kennedy. “We need legislation and action that empowers women and protects a woman’s right to choose.”

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