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Where Does Pete Buttigieg 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

When pressured by an anti-abortion activist during a Fox News town hall, Buttigieg pledged to defend abortion rights saying, “I am pro-choice, and I believe that a woman ought to be able to make that decision.” [Rewire, 1/27/20]

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 says if elected he would ensure Title X funding “only goes to grantees that provide comprehensive and evidence-based family planning services and the full range of methods.” [Rewire, 10/25/19]

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 supports a policy to require all students in public schools “to be trained on the basics of sexual consent and bystander intervention.” [Vox, 10/24/19]

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?