The NARAL Pro-Choice America Political Action Committee endorsed incumbent Sen. Frank Lautenberg for Senate today.
A press release from the organization cited Lautenberg’s support for the Freedom of Choice Act and the Prevention First Ac — which it said were the “pro-choice community’s two flagship pieces of legislation” – along with his opposition to President Bush’s policies on abstinence-only education and his authoring of legislation to prevent pharmacists from refusing to fill birth control prescriptions.
“We are proud to call Sen. Lautenberg a friend–and we will urge our 25,262 member activists in New Jersey to support his reelection and enlist the help of their friends and family to make sure this champion of choice can continue his leadership on critical issues,” said the group’s president, Nancy Keenan, in a statement.
Lautenberg is defeinding his seat in a primary against Democratic Rep. Rob Andrews. Andrews is also pro-choice, as is one of the Republican contenders for the seat, Dick Zimmer. Republican candidates Joe Pennacchio and Murray Sabrin are both pro-life.