It should be incredibly simple – a woman’s health should be an issue considered by herself, her doctor, and her family. Washington must stay out of the way and let women make these decisions for themselves.
That includes the right not to be charged more for our insurance than men, the right to have access to birth control, and the right to choose – all of which Washington politicians are threatening.
As a state legislator, I fought back against countless1 bills2 that targeted women’s health and defunded organizations that offered cancer screenings, preventive care, and other essential health services.3 I’ll do the same in Congress. I’ll always support trusting women to do what is right for them and I’ll stand up for continuing to fund access to health care through providers like Planned Parenthood.
- “Iowa House OKs bill requiring ultrasound before an abortion,” Barbara Rodriquez, Associated Press, 03/12/2015
- “Democrats decry proposed abortion ban, gun bill,”” Thomas J Barton, Telegraph Herald, 04/2/2017
- “Mixed reaction for Planned Parenthood bill,” Thomas J Barton, Telegraph herald, 02/03/2017