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AB Leadership Press Releases Cecile Richards Thursday, May 18 2023

ICYMI: AB21 Co-Chair Cecile Richards on MSNBC to Discuss North Carolina Abortion Ban

May 18, 2023

Yesterday, American Bridge 21st Century Co-Chair Cecile Richards joined Nicolle Wallace on MSNBC’s Deadline: White House to discuss the Republican supermajority in the North Carolina state legislature overriding Governor Roy Cooper’s veto on a highly restrictive abortion ban.


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Key Quotes:

  • “This is all politically manufactured. Abortion is safe in this country. Mifepristone is incredibly safe. But all of this has been manufactured by politicians and by the Republican party.
  • “We hear the stories of some women, like the woman in Texas who was just allegedly murdered by her boyfriend because he was angry she got an abortion.. Think of all the millions of women we actually don’t even hear from, the ones that Dr. Lockley is talking about, women who actually don’t even know how to find out what’s legal and how to access the services they need.”
  • “I believe that the Dobbs decision and now this sort of cascading series of laws that are being passed and restrictions, as your map just gets painted redder and redder, this is not aging well with the American people. We’re hearing about not only the woman in Texas. We’re hearing about women who had sepsis and are refused care. The stories just keep going.”
  • “So I do think politically of course, it was a big issue in Michigan. It was an issue in Pennsylvania. It was an issue in the Supreme Court race in Wisconsin just recently. It’s very clear where the American people are. And the question is, ‘Can we undo this damage heading into this this next cycle of elections?’”

Published: May 18, 2023 | Last Modified: May 19, 2023

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