With a record number of anti-women’s health bills voted in Congress this session and 334 state restrictions passed in recent years, it cannot be overstated that reproductive health and rights are under attack like never before.
State legislatures throughout the country are systematically attempting to block access to abortion and remove funding for programs that help women and families survive and thrive, and opponents in Congress show no signs of relinquishing their ideological agenda against women’s health.
Hillary Clinton has proved time and time again that she is the progressive, inclusive champion America needs. She’s running for president as the candidate with the strongest record on women’s and reproductive rights ever. She will be the strongest, most vocal supporter of the full range of sexual and reproductive health care services, information, and education for all women, men and young people.
Planned Parenthood Action Fund is working to help elect candidates who will be strong and vocal supporters of equitable reproductive health care and will ensure that:
- Women have access to reproductive care -- including abortion -- regardless of her income, her immigration status, where she lives, or her insurance.
- Politicians who seek to defund or attack Planned Parenthood health centers as health care providers are stopped.
- Employers cannot deny their employees access to basic reproductive care, like birth control, based on their personal religious beliefs.
- Providers and patients do not face violence, intimidation or harassment when accessing reproductive care.
- All young people have access to quality, LGBTQ-inclusive sex education.
- The Supreme Court upholds reproductive rights -- including the right to safe, legal abortion.
Make no mistake, in 2016 reproductive health and rights are on the line and on the ballot this election. Our opponents have made that clear, and the contrast between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton could not be more stark. Simply put, Donald Trump’s divisive agenda is dangerous for women. Hillary Clinton has focused on breaking down barriers, building bridges and creating opportunities throughout her career, and she will be a champion to expand reproductive rights and access as President.