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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.

Deval Patrick

Former Governor of Massachusetts


Abortion Access

Patrick signed a law as governor ensure people can access abortion clinics while minimizing fear of dangerous anti-abortion protesters. [New Hampshire Public Radio, 7/31/14]

Planned Parenthood

Patrick served on the board of directors of Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts in the 1990s. [Patch, 2/15/12]

Health Equity

As governor, Patrick signed a law making Massachusetts one of the first states in the nation to cover medical services for trans people and prevent health insurers from discrimination  on the basis of gender identity through denial of services. [Boston Globe, 6/20/14]

Sex Ed

Patrick helped develop a sex education website for teens which educates them on things like STI prevention, contraception, and abortion. [Rewire, 5/10/11]

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Birth Control


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?