ASHINGTON, DC — Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards released the following statement welcoming NARAL Pro-Choice America’s announcement that Ilyse Hogue will replace Nancy Keenan as President.
“We are thrilled to welcome Ilyse Hogue as the new president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. She brings fresh perspective and energy to the fight for access to safe and legal abortion as we mark the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and face continued battles in many states across the country. We look forward to our continued close partnership with NARAL Pro-Choice America under her leadership, especially as we work to cultivate the next generation of leaders.
“We also take this opportunity to thank Nancy Keenan for her years of service as an outstanding advocate for women and their access to health care. Nancy has stood up and fought for women's rights and left an indelible mark on our nation -- her leadership at NARAL has been critical to bringing the movement to where it stands today.
“NARAL is an invaluable partner of Planned Parenthood and we look forward to continuing the tradition of our work together for women’s health and rights.”