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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.

Julián Castro

Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

 

Supports

Abortion Access

Castro said he would “eliminate the Hyde Amendment” as president. [We Decide, 6/22/19]

Birth Control

Castro supports the Equality ACT, to outlaw discrimination against LGBTQ people in health care. [Twitter, 11/23/15; Lambda Legal 3/13/19]

Planned Parenthood

Castro knows that “for generations, Planned Parenthood has been fundamental to ensuring that people can get good reproductive health care in our country.” [KSAT, 5/1/19]

Health Equity

Castro says all people, no matter their immigration status, should have health insurance, writing, “Undocumented immigrants pay taxes and are contributing members of our communities. I believe they should be eligible for government health care support and put on a pathway to citizenship. I look forward to putting forward a health care plan that addresses the health care gap for undocumented families.” [The New York Times, 6/23/19]

Sex Ed

As mayor of San Antonio, Castro protected the city’s only teen pregnancy prevention program from budget cuts. [San Antonio Express-News, 9/21/09]

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?

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