Planned Parenthood Lauds Governor Cooper's Re-Election PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 10 November 2020 10:42
In a victory for reproductive health and rights, voters in North Carolina re-elected Gov. Cooper, a consistently strong champion for health care access. These results show that North Carolinians continue to elect leaders who will protect their access to reproductive freedom, every day and without fail.
Statement from Paige Johnson, Planned Parenthood Votes spokesperson in North Carolina:
“We are thrilled to congratulate Gov. Cooper on his victory. Gov. Cooper has made it clear throughout his time in office that he will always fight for our health care and reproductive freedom, and we were proud to mobilize our supporters and help re-elect him to lead North Carolina. This victory proves once again that voters want more access to health care, not less. Their overwhelming rejection of Dan Forest’s campaign, riddled in racism, misogyny, and fear mongering sends a resounding message to politicians like him — that we deserve better. Tonight, we celebrate this win, and we look forward to continuing to work with Gov. Cooper on protecting and expanding access to reproductive health care for all North Carolinians.”


Gov. Cooper has been a steadfast champion of expanding access to health care and beating back attacks on abortion in North Carolina since being elected in 2016. Whether it’s holding the line against attacks on abortion access from Republican legislators, fighting for Medicaid expansion, or advocating for affordable birth control, Gov. Cooper has always stood up for North Carolinians’ health care. He has a proven track record of protecting reproductive rights, trusting women, and allowing families to make decisions for themselves. He has also been a strong leader throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, taking swift action to put the health of our communities first and making decisions based on science, not politics.  


Planned Parenthood Votes in North Carolina successfully executed an over $2.4 million program to mobilize supporters to vote for champions for reproductive rights like Gov. Cooper up and down the ballot, and build on their power for the upcoming election. The program contacted more than a million voters in the state
Americans were clear about where they stood even before this election: nearly nine in 10 women in this country will use birth control in their lifetimes, 77% of Americans don’t want to see Roe v. Wade overturned, 70% of Americans favor ending the global gag rule, and a majority of young people — across political parties — support federal funding for abortions even though it is currently prohibited by the Hyde Amendment.   
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