“… depriving women of contraception information, reproductive rights, a living wage and prenatal and maternal care — as some states in the US want to do — is practically a death sentence and is a contravention of basic human rights” – Margaret Atwood, London 2017 / Author The Handmaid’s Tale, 1984
My opponent believes otherwise and voted to ban the most common and safest legal abortion procedure, putting women’s health at risk. He voted to permanently fund, with taxpayer dollars, so called Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CRC’s), which mislead women about their health and force them to undergo biased counseling or religious seminars.
Pro-Life or Pro-Choice? I can’t make that decision for anyone else nor should I be required to. That’s personal, moral, philosophical, and religious and I can’t impose my beliefs on someone else. I can state that as a Legislator I will not vote for bills that harm women or reduce their rights.
Women’s Rights are Human Rights. Quality, affordable healthcare, freedom from sexual harassment and equal pay for equal work are human rights. For too long, women have gone unrecognized as a force for change and new ideas. For too long, women have been underrepresented in the seats of power. Women are more than half of the population, but less than 25% of the current Florida Legislature – it’s time to change that.