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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.

Pete Buttigieg

Mayor of South Bend, Indiana


Abortion Access

​​​​​​As president, Buttigieg said he would support nominating judges to the federal judiciary who support the precedent set in Roe v. Wade. [Vox, 6/22/19]

Birth Control

Buttigieg stands against laws that allow providers to discriminate against their patients and deny care based on their personal beliefs, including one signed by then-Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. [WNDU, 5/27/15]

Planned Parenthood

Buttigieg spoke out against the Title X gag rule, saying it “threatens health care for millions, especially low-income Americans.” [Iowa Starting Line, 6/21/19]

Health Equity

Buttigieg has a plan to create Health Equity Zones to resolve health disparities in marginalized communities. It would also include requiring health care providers to go through implicit bias and discrimination trailing, while establishing maternal mortality review committees, and expanding Medicaid coverage for pregnant mothers. [SELF, 7/30/19]

Sex Ed

Buttigieg pledges to “get serious about funding things like sex education.” [Elle, 6/27/19]

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?