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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.

Joe Biden

Former Vice President


Abortion Access

Biden proposes a “public option,” which would cover contraception and “a woman’s constitutional right to choose.” [NPR, 7/20/19]

Birth Control

Biden says he would eliminate the global gag rule. [We Decide, 6/22/19]

Planned Parenthood

Biden pledges to repeal of the Trump administration’s Title X gag rule — protecting birth control for four million people and ensuring all people have access to all health care options. [Axios, 6/22/19]

Health Equity

Biden favors implementing a program to tackle the maternal mortality crisis among Black women similar to one in California, which was found to “dramatically reduce the state’s maternal mortality rate.” [SELF, 7/30/19]

Sex Ed

In a 2007 questionnaire, Biden stated that he “supports comprehensive and age appropriate sex education that includes science based prevention methods.” [OnTheIssues, accessed 8/29/19]

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?