Pro-abortion leader Ilyse Hogue is leaving her job as the president of NARAL Pro-Choice America after eight years of fighting to “destigmatize” the killing of unborn babies in abortions.
Hogue, whose background is in left-wing political activism, did not say what she plans to do next. She once was considered for the chair of the Democratic National Committee.
“Leading NARAL for the last 8 years and getting to work with the most talented, committed and effective group of staff, members, board and allies across the movement has been one of the true honors of my life,” Hogue said in a statement this week.
In an interview with the New York Times, Hogue expressed pride in her work, noting how the pro-abortion movement has gained “popular support” and “destigmatized a medical procedure traditionally seen as taboo.”
Hogue helped to “normalize” the killing of unborn babies in abortions in 2016 when she spoke about her own abortion at the Democratic National Convention. She said her abortion was the “best decision” for her and a “compassionate” one that helped her succeed in life.
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Now, Hogue said she believes Roe v. Wade and the future of abortion on demand is in “peril” because of President Donald Trump and the conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court.
“The peril to Roe, the peril to reproductive freedom comes from the courts. But the courts are powerless without legitimacy and the support of the people,” Hogue said. “And I think one of the things we’ve been so successful in doing in the last eight years is making people aware that the courts have been used for a political tool, and that they have to be held to account.”
It really has been abortion activists who have been using the courts as a political tool for decades, relying on activist judges and Roe v. Wade to block dozens of widely-supported state laws that protect unborn babies from abortions.
Hogue went on to criticize pro-life advocates with baseless claims about “white supremacy” and “right Christian men.” She also said there is “zero room” in the Democratic Party for pro-lifers.
“What there is zero room in the party for is people who would oppose the seven in 10 Americans who don’t think politicians should be governing their decisions about pregnancy and family,” Hogue told the Times. “The opposition to abortion never, never actually mapped onto faith as much as it mapped onto hostility to social progress, gender equity, racial equity.”
Though she lamented the pro-life progress under the Trump administration, Hogue expressed hope about President Joe Biden now that he has embraced their radical pro-abortion agenda.
“We’ve seen Biden evolve tremendously as he’s listened and learned,” she said.
Hogue claimed abortion activists enjoy the majority of Americans’ support – even though polls consistently show that most Americans oppose NARAL’s radical pro-abortion agenda. Her organization supports abortions for any reason through all nine months of pregnancy and wants to force taxpayers to pay for them. It opposes laws to protect newborns who survive abortions from infanticide and even attempts to vilify pregnancy resource centers that provide support to millions of mothers and babies in need.
NARAL opposes sex-selection abortion bans, which protect unborn baby girls from discrimination. It also fights to keep parents in the dark when a young girl wants – or is forced by her abuser into – an abortion.
NARAL formed before Roe v. Wade forced states to legalize the killing of unborn babies in abortions in 1973. One of its founders, Dr. Bernard Nathanson, later became pro-life and confessed that they made up statistics about the number of women who died from back alley abortions.
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