Democrat Barack Obama received the endorsement today of NARAL Pro-Choice AmericaÂ â€” which doesn’t seem to have been a popular move with the group’s New York chapter.
“This decision was made internally by NARAL Pro-Choice America, based in Washington D.C., and without the consultation of the NARAL state affiliates across the country,” NARAL Pro-Choice New York said in a statement this afternoon.
The New York chapter of the abortion rights group has been a staunch supporter of Sen. Hillary Clinton, endorsing her in the 2000 and 2006 Senate races.
“NARAL Pro-Choice New York will not be issuing an endorsement at this time,” the statement said. ” NARAL Pro-Choice New York believes that this endorsement in the Democratic primary is premature. We are fortunate to have two pro-choice candidates in Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and Senator Barack Obama. When a nominee is named, NARAL Pro-Choice New York will stand proudly with the pro-choice Democratic candidate in order to defeat anti-choice Republican candidate John McCain in November.”