NARAL prez: Abortion’s about ‘freedom, equality, self-determination’

NARAL prez: Abortion’s about ‘freedom, equality, self-determination’

[Ed. – …about murder]

Cosmopolitan’s role models are clear: the magazine featured Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards last December, and now, for their next pro-choice celebrity, they’ve chosen NARAL’s Ilyse Hogue.

For Cosmopolitan, senior political writer Jill Filipovic interviewed NARAL president Ilyse Hogue for a Feb. 23 article instructing their young women readership how to “Get That Life: How I Became the President of NARAL Pro-Choice America.” In it, Hogue deemed “freedom, equality, [and] self-determination” as the “values that drive us to fight” for abortion.

To introduce her piece (or, really, Hogue’s piece), Filipovic gushed that Hogue “wanted a life that would never be boring” and explained how “[f]rom trekking through the Amazon to lobbying for abortion rights on Capitol Hill, she got it.”

Hogue listed her career choices, from working for Greenpeace to MoveOn. When she began at NARAL in 2013, she told Filipovic “I think I made a lot of people nervous when I came in,” by asking questions like, “Why don’t we point out that abortion is a medical procedure, and the values that drive us to fight for safe and legal abortion services are basic human values that are shared by a lot of people — freedom, equality, self-determination?”

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