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Candidate Spotlight: Where Do the 2020 Hopefuls Stand on Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights?

Birth control. Abortion. Sex ed. Reproductive health care as a human right. What do these have in common? They’re on the 2020 ballot — and Trump wants to restrict all of them. Find out where the candidates stand and if they stand with you.

Beto O'Rourke

Former Congressman from Texas


Abortion Access

​​​O’Rourke introduced a plan to guarantee abortion coverage in private insurance. [Vox, 6/22/19]

Birth Control

O’Rourke opposes the birth control rule and called on the administration to “restore policies that facilitate access to affordable contraception.” [Congress of the United States, 10/26/17]

Planned Parenthood

O’Rourke calls out Trump’s Title X gag rule as “an attack” on women, health care, and Planned Parenthood. [Iowa Starting Line, 6/21/19]

Health Equity

O’Rourke speaks out against the discriminatory public charge rule. [Congress of the United States, 5/7/18]

Sex Ed

O’Rourke was a co-sponsor of the Real Education for Health Youth Act, which required that federal funds go to sex education programs grounded in science, not ideology. [H.R. 3602, accessed 8/19/19]

The only way we can fight back against the harmful and dangerous laws and policies coming from anti-reproductive health politicians is by changing who's writing and passing them. Are you in?