ST. LOUIS, MO.—NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri Executive Director Mallory Schwarz released the following statement in response to pro-Trump white supremacists waging violence and terror on the U.S. Capitol:
“Senator Josh Hawley has blood on his hands. He blatantly emboldened white supremacists through baseless attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election. In his relentless pursuit of political power, Senator Hawley has turned his back on the American people and our democracy.
“We’ve known from the start that Senator Hawley is unqualified for a seat in the Senate, or any position of leadership. For years, Senator Hawley has chipped away at our ability to control our bodies, our health, and our future, forcing his anti-reproductive freedom agenda on all of us. But let me be clear: Senator Hawley never has, and never will, speak for the people of Missouri. He must resign immediately, for the sake of our nation, our state, and our fundamental freedoms.
“Echoing the calls of Missouri Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01), NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri joins a coalition of proggressive organizations to hold accountable every Republican lawmaker who emboldened and encouraged this attack, from the White House to Congress to Missouri’s elected officials.”
NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri is the leading grassroots reproductive freedom advocacy organization in Missouri, and works to protect the right of every person who can get pregnant to access the full range of reproductive health options, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri is the state affiliate of NARAL Pro-Choice America.