Women’s Health & Abortion Access
Protecting Women’s Health Care Including Abortion Access
A woman’s health care decisions should be between herself and her doctor. Period. And every woman should be able to access an abortion.
But recently, the legislatures in Georgia, Missouri, Ohio, Alabama and elsewhere, have made it entirely clear that the conservative strategy to eliminate abortion access is entering its most dangerous stage. These bills are extreme, unsafe, and unreasonable — in some cases they jail doctors longer than rapists and even fail to carve out exceptions for cases of rape or incest.
The Republican playbook is clear: keep control of the Senate and the presidency, confirm anti-choice justices like Brett Kavanaugh, then encourage state legislatures to pass restrictive laws that clearly violate Roe v. Wade, and appeal those laws up to a new Supreme Court to try to overturn Roe.
In the Senate, Mike will work to protect women’s access to reproductive health care by:
• Defending Roe v. Wade and seeking statutory protections for abortion access.
• Passing legislation, like the Women’s Health Protection Act, which establishes federal protections against anti-choice measures.
• Repealing the Hyde Amendment, which limits health care access and is especially harmful for low-income women, women of color, young people, and immigrants.
• Opposing the confirmation of any judge who is anti-choice.
Women’s health care extends beyond abortion access. In the state Senate Mike fought for universal access to Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs), and would work to support better access to the full range of contraception options across the country. Mike will also work to ensure universal access to high-quality mammograms, maternity care, and other preventive health care.