Gary PetersEndorsed by PP
Born in Michigan, Peters — who was elected to the Senate in 2014 — has advocated for patients’ access to sexual and reproductive health care through his entire career in state and federal politics.
"A woman should have access to reproductive health services and the freedom to make her own decisions about her health and I will fight to protect this right each and every day that I serve here in the United States Senate."
Gary Peters, Aug. 4, 2015
In Congress, Peters has worked to protect and expand access to health care — casting a crucial vote to pass the Affordable Care Act in the House, and holding the line against efforts to repeal the landmark law in the Senate.
During the fight to protect the Affordable Care Act, Peters spoke out about how repeal would hurt patients’ access to potentially lifesaving services at Planned Parenthood health centers. “Planned Parenthood is providing women across Michigan with critical preventative care, including cancer screenings and wellness exams,” Peters said in 2017. “I #StandWithPP and the millions of women who rely on them for quality health care.”
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