Abortion Policy Statement
Oftentimes we hear the other side of the aisle tell us they believe in smaller and less intrusive government. They tell us we need a government that is off our backs and out of the way. Yet, the very same officials that shout these ideologies turn around and try to tell a woman what she can and cannot do with her body based on their own personal beliefs. I cannot think of a way in which government is more involved in your life than if they are telling you what to do with it.
If a member of congress tries to make it their job to dictate to women how she should treat her body based on their personal religious beliefs, they needed to be kicked out of office. Decades ago the supreme court ruled that women have the right, under the fourteenth amendment, to have access to safe and legal abortions. There is no reason to begin to infringe upon or reduce this right as we know it today.
Our number one interest in regards to abortion is to first protect women’s health and their right to choose. I believe the government should stay out of what any woman may choose to do. Instead of limiting access to abortions and forcing women into difficult, sometimes life threatening decisions, we need to ensure the access to abortion is expansive and safe.
I also respect that everyone has his or her own moral, sometimes religious views on the issue and these opinions are allowed and accepted so long as they do not actively attempt to deter women from their right to choose. I will fight every day to make sure no one politician’s objection to abortion forces a woman into a dangerous and unsafe situation. We need to improve women’s healthcare and access to safe procedures they may need, like abortions, not make it harder for them.