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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.

Cory Booker

U.S. Senator from New Jersey


Abortion Access

Booker says he will “create the Office of Reproductive Freedom and Reproductive Rights in the White House and make sure that we begin to fight back on a systematic attempt that's gone on for decades to undermine Roe v. Wade.” [The Washington Post, 10/15/19]

Birth Control

Booker says , “Every woman should have affordable and timely access to birth control – it’s an essential part of health care,” [Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), 12/21/17]

Planned Parenthood

At a debate in Ohio, Booker notes that the state has seen two Planned Parenthood health centers close, calling their closures an “existential threat” to Ohioans. [The Washington Post, 10/15/19]

Health Equity

Booker has introduced multiple bills to reduce racial disparities in maternal health care, including the Maternal Care Act and the MOMS Act. [S. 1600, accessed 8/16/19; S. 116, accessed 8/16/19]

Sex Ed

Booker has introduced the Real Education for Healthy Youth Act, which would require federal grantees to establish a science-based and comprehensive sex education curriculum. [Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), 7/28/17]

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?