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Thursday, October 28, 2010

100% Pro-Choice, Pro-Women

U.S. Senate nominee Alexi Giannoulias held a press conference this morning with representatives from various Illinois advocacy groups who once supported Congressmen Mark Kirk but now have lost trust in him. Planned Parenthood Illinois Action was in attendance, along with the Illinois Education Association, Sierra Club, League of Conservation Voters, NARAL, and Defenders of Wildlife.

PP CEO, Carole Brite, spoke at the event and had this to say about Giannoulias:

"Planned Parenthood has endorsed Alexi Giannoulias because he has shown unequivocal support for our issues. He believes everyone should be able to make personal, private medical decisions without government interference. He doesn’t think this right is reserved for those who have special advantages such as money. He believes this is a right for ALL."

As State Treasurer, Giannoulias went outside the scope of his office to fight for women’s reproductive rights in the Illinois General Assembly by actively supporting legislation such as the Reproductive Health and Access Act. Giannoulias is pro-choice and pro-women and PPIA has endorsed him for U.S. Senate.

Check out this video footage from the press conference.
To see a full list of PPIA endorsed candidates, click here.


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