FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:CATHERINE LEDERER-PLASKETT
Tuesday, January 22, 2008 914-946-5363
WCLA â€“ CHOICE MATTERS ENDORSES
SENATOR HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON FOR PRESIDENT
WCLA â€“ Choice Matters is proud to endorse Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton for President today, January 22, 2008, the 35th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.
At a time when states across the country are proposing and passing laws that limit reproductive rights and some that immediately criminalize abortion should Roe v. Wade be overturned; at a time when the US Supreme Court has launched a direct attack on Roe v. Wade, by completely disregarding 30 years of legal precedent, andâ€”for the first time everâ€”voting to uphold a ban nationwide on a medically safe and necessary abortion procedureâ€”a ban that contains no exception for the health of a woman: we need a leader who counts womenâ€™s health among her top priorities.
Women need Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Hillary Rodham Clinton is the only candidate who has made womenâ€™s health a priority throughtout her entire public life. Her commitment to womenâ€™s health started long before she first ran for the US Senate.Whether it was the preservation of Title X the only program devoted solely to making comprehensive family planning services available to anyone interested in seeking them, the repeal of the Global Gag Order, comprehensive sex education funding to reduce teen pregnancies, or approval of Plan B, Senator Clinton has been there. She has not simply cast a vote. She has pursued each with tenacity and commitment.
Catherine Lederer-Plaskett, president of WCLA â€“ Choice Matters, declared, â€œSenator Clinton has a track record of action, not simply votes. At a time when it is very possible that two more Supreme Court justices who support the Roe v. Wade decision may retire, it is more important than ever that we elect a president who considers womenâ€™s reporductive health a top tier issue. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton is that person!â€