Healthcare Access

No government can be allowed to dictate to any person what choices they can make about their own bodies.

I trust women to make decisions about their own healthcare, reproductive or general. Adults consult with their physicians, clergy, and family members to make healthcare directives about their treatments every day, reproductive healthcare must be no different.

My opponent, Byron Donalds, has signed-on to the Life at Conception Act. The proposed legislation would not only make abortion illegal under all circumstances across the nation, it would also prohibit many forms of safe and effective birth control, including the Morning After Pill. This leaves women defenseless in cases of illness, rape, or incest, and would prohibit the use of Invitro Fertilization (IVF).

The Life at Conception Act also opens up the potential for the requirement that miscarriages be reported to law enforcement for criminal investigation. According to a WebMD report from December of 2023, “About 10%-20% of all recognized pregnancies will end in a miscarriage. But researchers estimate the overall rate is closer to 40%.” [1.] Up to 40% of the time a person becomes pregnant, they would have to be concerned that they could face criminal charges if they lose that fetus.

Make no mistake, I will fight with every available resource to get politicians and judges out of the examining room. We must ensure that all Americans nationwide can make intimate decisions about their healthcare.

[1.] Miscarriage Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment (webmd.com) Medically reviewed by Zilpah Sheikh, MD on December 28, 2023.  Written by Stephanie Langmaid.