Nancy Keenan will step down as president of NARAL Pro-Choice America at the end of the year, saying the organization needs a new leader who can relate to younger voters, The Washington Post's Sarah Kliff reports.
Keenan, 60, said that internal polling shows that "millennials" -- the generation born between 1980 and 1991 -- who support abortion rights aren't as passionate about the issue as their predecessors.
"There's an opportunity for a new and younger leader," Keenan said during a Wednesday interview in her Washington office. "Roe v. Wade is 40 in January. It's time for a new leader to come in and, basically, be the person for the next 40 years of protecting reproductive choice."
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