Women should be masters of their own destiny


Picture of Birth Control Pills in a Yellow Case


I support Planned Parenthood and the healthcare services they provide to low-income women, including access to birth control, preventative health examinations, and other services. I will fight any attempt to defund Planned Parenthood.

A woman who has the same experience and training should not be paid less due to her gender. I support the Paycheck Fairness Act and efforts to address gender-based pay disparities.

A government’s place is not in the bedroom or the doctor’s office. I support a woman’s right to make her own decisions about health care, about family planning and when is the right time for her to carry a pregnancy to term. These are difficult and emotional decisions, and women should be free to seek advice about them from their doctors, deities, or partners. But no woman should ever be compelled to listen to a politician’s opinion on what is best for her medical care.

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Our Congresswoman does not stand with women on these issues.

 

                

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Footnotes:

Photo Credit: Jenny Erickson, Birth Control, http://www.freeimages.com/photo/birth-control-150859280
How Did Jaime Vote graphic, (c) 2014 Peter Harrison.

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