Long after 'Roe v. Wade', NARAL to redefine 'choice'
Thursday, February 28, 2013 - By Politico

The new head of NARAL Pro-Choice America is ready to redefine “choice.” It’s the right to end a pregnancy — and the right to start one, including access to pricey fertility treatment. Once a baby is born, parents should have paid family leave to take care of them. On the job for only a few weeks, Ilyse Hogue hasn’t spelled out all the details of these ideas, and a representative for the National Abortion Rights Action League said the group is just beginning to think about broadening its policy priorities. But Hogue says that 40 years after Roe v. Wade, it’s time to take stock of what “choice” means, of what women need to be free to decide “how and when and with whom they have a family. . . . Choice is a dynamic thing,” she told POLITICO in an interview in her new office last week. “It’s not like the definition of choice 40 years ago necessarily is the same definition. It will always be access to safe and legal abortion. But that’s the beginning of the conversation; that’s not the end of the conversation.”


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