“I owe it to my daughters, and yours. This isn’t the time to sit on the sidelines.”
The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade leaves a stain on our country’s history. I refuse to stand idly by while the rights of women across the country are stripped away. In Congress, I will make it a priority to codify Roe and make access to safe abortion available to women across the country.
I’m 100% pro-choice. Medical decisions should be made by women and their doctors, not politicians. The Supreme Court, Republicans in Congress, and Republican state legislatures all around the country are actively eliminating access to reproductive health services. I will fight these efforts and support legislation that ensures women have access to contraception and safe and legal abortion. In Congress, my legislative priorities to protect the right to choose will include:
- Fighting Barriers to Abortion Access – Politicians are creating ridiculous barriers for women to access safe and legal abortion under the guise of “protection”. Clinics are forced to close because of these restrictions and women are often forced to drive hundreds of miles to receive the treatment they need. Many states are also passing demeaning waiting period laws requiring women to drive to the clinic two different times for no medical reason. I support the Women’s Health Protection Act, which would stop these laws and put health decisions back into the hands of women and their doctors.
- Repealing the Hyde Amendment – The Hyde Amendment is a provision barring the use of federal funds for abortions services. Millions of women who depend on Medicaid for health coverage are denied access to safe and legal abortion because of this antiquated provision. I will work to repeal the Hyde Amendment in Congress.
- Supporting Planned Parenthood – Millions of women across the country depend on Planned Parenthood for health services like cancer screenings, contraception, STI testing, and safe and legal abortion. I will oppose any effort to defund Planned Parenthood. I will fight for this vital organization.