Stand Up for Women’s Rights

Codify Roe v. Wade

Women have the right to bodily autonomy, medical privacy, and control over their own fates. Unfortunately, several states, including Texas, have passed restrictive abortion bans, and Texas Republicans have already started planning to ban the abortion pill. These laws are contrary to the 1973 decision made by the Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade. As our current Supreme Court is dominated by Republican partisans, we must codify Roe v. Wade so that any woman who wants or needs an abortion during any stage of her pregnancy without divulging her reasons for getting a safe abortion in a clean medical setting can do so. We support the Women’s Healthy Protection Act, which would make Roe the law of the land.

Eliminate “Counseling” that Spreads Anti-Abortion Propaganda

I also oppose mandatory “counseling” given try to scare women into bearing a child that they do not want to bear, often using the patently false claim that abortion causes breast cancer. This is often an unwanted, humiliating experience for women. Furthermore, Io I oppose fake clinics that claim to provide abortions but instead are used to try to convince women into not getting an abortion.

Pass the Equal Rights Amendment

I support removing the deadline for states to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) so that states that have ratified or will ratify the ERA after March 22, 1979, the deadline set in 1972, will be counted and the required number of states that ratified the ERA will be met, allowing the ERA to be part of the Constitution.