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Monday, May 7, 2018

Regunberg picks up key endorsement

Planned Parenthood endorses Aaron Regunberg for Lt Governor

“We are proud to announce Aaron Regunberg for Lieutenant Governor as our first endorsement of this election cycle, said Craig O’Connor, treasurer of the Planned Parenthood Votes! Rhode Island PAC (PPV!RI PAC). “Aaron has been and will continue to be a tireless, passionate, and outspoken leader on access to comprehensive reproductive health care.”

This endorsement the first PPV!RI PAC has made for the upcoming 2018 election.

“With Trump and his allies hell-bent on rolling back access to reproductive healthcare, it is more important than ever for Rhode Island’s elected leaders to be proactive in protecting reproductive freedom. It is urgent that we pass The Reproductive Health Care Act (RHCA), which will ensure that abortion remains safe and legal no matter what happens in DC, and legislation to protect access to birth control,” offered O’Connor.

The RHCA would codify the protections of Roe v Wade in the event of future action by the United States Supreme Court that might undermine these rights.

“My grandma, Bunny Regunberg, served as Executive Director of her local Planned Parenthood in the years before Roe v Wade, and she taught me the importance of empowering people to make choices for themselves,” said Regunberg, accepting the endorsement at the Planned Parenthood Health Center on Broad Street.

“Women across our state are standing up to demand reproductive justice, and as Lieutenant Governor I will do everything I can to back up these powerful voices by fighting to ensure all Rhode Islanders have access to the reproductive healthcare they need and deserve.”

The Rhode Island Democratic primary will be held September 12, 2018.