FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 15, 2016 Contact: Noorjahan Akbar, 202-974-7734 or nakbar@popconnectaction.org

WASHINGTON, DC – Population Connection Action Fund, the political arm of Population Connection and America’s population movement, announced today its endorsement of Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) for reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives. Rep. DeLauro earned a 100 percent score on the Action Fund’s 2015-2016 Congressional Report Card.

“Population Connection Action Fund is proud to endorse Rep. DeLauro for reelection,” said John Seager, President and CEO of Population Connection Action Fund. “She has been a valuable voice for protecting and expanding women’s reproductive rights and a defender of equality.”

Rep. DeLauro is one of the strongest champions of women’s rights in the House. She has not only fought for protecting women’s right to safe abortions, but also worked tirelessly to expand access to family planning, sex education and emergency contraception. Rep. DeLauro has co-sponsored a bill to expand contraceptive services for low-income women and provide emergency contraception for rape survivors, including those at military bases. She has also co-sponsored the Freedom of Choice Act. In addition, Rep. DeLauro has been a strong advocate for continuing support for international family planning and clarifying the Helms Amendment to allow U.S. funding for abortion overseas in case of incest, rape or risk to the life of women.  

“The role of Congress should not be to deny women a medical procedure that they have decided with their physician is the right course of action,” Rep. DeLauro has said.

Seager added, “From her first days on Capitol Hill, Congresswoman DeLauro has stood up for girls, women and families at home and around the world. We are proud to stand with her as she seeks another term in Congress.”


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