Gazette: NARAL endorses Finkenauer in Iowa 1st District

Calling her a “fierce and passionate ally for women,” NARAL Pro-Choice America has endorsed state Rep. Abby Finkenauer for the Democratic nomination in Iowa’s U.S. House 1st District.

Finkenauer “won’t back down when it comes to fighting for Iowans,” NARAL President Ilyse Hogue said in announcing the pro-abortion rights group’s endorsement of the second-term Dubuque state lawmaker.

“Her commitment to ensuring that women are able to make their own decisions on when, how, and with whom they start a family makes her the champion Iowa families deserve fighting for them,” she said.

Finkenauer welcomed the endorsement because of NARAL’s advocacy for women’s rights “and I’m glad to have them on my side.”

She believes the endorsement will make a difference in the four-way race for the nomination to be the Democratic challenger to GOP Rep. Rod Blum, also of Dubuque.

“When a national organization on the front lines of the battle to protect women’s right to choose comes in and vouches for me, that means something,” Finkenauer said.