NARAL Pro-Choice America Endorses Jon Tester in 2018 Montana Senate Race

Billings—Today, NARAL Pro-Choice America, one of the nation’s leading reproductive rights advocacy groups with more than one million members across the country, endorsed farmer and US Senator Jon Tester in his 2018 re-election campaign.

NARAL has given Tester a 100 percent pro-choice rating and is endorsing him as the best candidate to protect reproductive freedom in the Montana Senate election.

“Montanans are tired of Washington politicians chipping away at their personal freedoms like a woman’s right to make her own healthcare decisions,” said Tester. “Decisions about basic reproductive healthcare should be made by a woman, along with her family and her doctor, not by their bosses or out-of-touch politicians. I’m proud to receive the endorsement from NARAL, and I will continue to stand with them to fight against efforts to undermine women’s reproductive freedom here in Montana.”

“Senator Tester is a champion for Montana women and families, and we are proud to endorse his re-election,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “We need allies in the Senate like Senator Tester who are steadfast partners in the fight to protect and expand reproductive freedom for women and families across Montana and beyond.”

Throughout his career, Tester has relentlessly fought to guarantee equal rights and opportunity for Montana women, which includes defending reproductive rights and a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions. In the Senate, Tester has always fought back against legislation that would chip away a woman’s right to choose, and recently stopped a ban on abortions after 20 weeks from passing.

Tester has also gone to bat for critical family planning organizations, which serve nearly 20,000 Montanans every year, by voting against any measures in the Senate that would rob them of their federal funding.