Abortion rights group announces presidential forum on reproductive rights


On Thursday, ‘NARAL Pro-Choice America’ announced that they will host a presidential forum focused on abortion and reproductive rights.

The forum will take place in January in Des Moines, Iowa. The group said the forum would feature Democratic presidential candidates, but did not provide a list of who is expected to attend, The Hill reports. Candidates will discuss their plans related to abortion, contraception, paid family leave, and gender equity.

“We are pleased that the Democratic field stands with us on these critical issues and look forward to bringing candidates together for a rich discussion on how they plan to counter the extreme but vocal minority who wants to roll back progress and champion abortion rights in 2020 and beyond,” said NARAL President Ilyse Hogue.

NARAL has already held town halls with Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). A ‘Monmouth’ poll from June showed 64 percent of voters said the issue of abortion will play an important role in who they vote for.


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