I strongly and unequivocally support the 1973, Supreme Court decision regarding Roe v. Wade.
I believe a woman’s right to her own body is sacrosanct. As the Supreme Court decided she has this right over her body regarding pregnancy. Such a right would be meaningless if it did not include access to necessary facilities for a safe and legal abortion, irrespective of her ability to pay. Money should not be used as a punitive action for the poor, while the wealthy have no issues.
Abortion is a deeply personal decision between a woman, her family and her doctor; there is no place to interject politicians or government to intervene. I support a woman’s choice to have a child by providing physically accessible and financially reasonable health care all the while ensuring the accessibility to programs with educational curriculum that may assist women during pregnancy and after the childbirth, including adoption programs. In conclusion, I am resolutely against any Republican effort to weaken or destroy that right.
We must join the over 35 industrialized nations to ensure that everyone has access to affordable health care, (right now, we rank worldwide in the high 30s with our current healthcare performance and outcome) including negotiating the prescription drug prices as the Veterans Administration does and participating in stem cell research to care for patients damaged by spinal cord injury, stroke, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease along with other neurological complications.