Nancy Keenan, the president of the pro-abortion group NARAL is quitting her position, saying she needs to be replaced by someone younger. The pro-abortion activist lamented the lack of young pro-abortion stalwarts in the movement.
Keenan originally made her decision in May, and the chairs of the boards of directors of NARAL and its legislative arm announced she had chosen not to renew her contract, which expires at the end of December. Keenan, who took the reins of the organization in December 2004, will continue heading up the organization’s political action arm until a replacement is found.
“Part of my decision was that, at 40, you have the opportunity to engage a new generation, the Millenials, because they are so huge, and that the person at the helm of this organization could reflect that youth and a younger generation,” Keenan said in an interview with The Hill. “Because now the responsibility lies with these next generations to be vigilant.”