Every woman should have access to reproductive health services, including safe and legal abortion.
Choice has been under attack since Roe v. Wade was won in 1973. I support a woman’s right to make her own decisions regarding her body and will work to protect access to services that will aid her in doing so. This is of the utmost importance in ensuring the safety of the mother and preventing the dangers that come with abortions carried out in unsafe ways. We must create legislation that respects women and their choices, whatever those may be.
I support Planned Parenthood and the resources their health centers provide, such as sex education and STD treatment, as I believe they contribute to the overall health of a woman. Any legislation that seeks to prevent access to these resources I would oppose. I also support a woman’s right to have a safe pregnancy with access to quality prenatal care and wish to create an environment where that child can grow up healthily. Not only should abortion be kept legal to allow women to exercise this right, efforts must be made to ensure the safety of the mother and the child. Fighting for the reproductive rights of women is fighting for their right to excel whatever way they choose.