I am pro-choice. A woman’s health decisions should be between her and her doctor. The federal government should have no say on when, how, or with whom women decide to start or grow a family.
Congressional leaders see things differently. They are leading an all-out assault on women’s healthcare, working to restrict access to reproductive freedom. In New Jersey, we know first-hand the devastating impact of Governor Christie’s cuts to women’s health care. From 2009 to 2012 there was a 31 percent drop in clinical breast exams provided at Title X health centers. By 2015, rates of sexually transmitted infections increased 35 percent. We can’t allow Congress to jeopardize women’s health care.
In Congress, I will be a forceful voice against efforts to defund Planned Parenthood, restrict access to birth control, and efforts to limit a woman’s access to safe family planning services.
I strongly support equal pay for equal work. Women in New Jersey make on average 82 cents for every dollar that men make for doing the same job. That drops to 58 cents for African-American women and 43 cents for Latinx women. With so much on the line in Washington including the tax increases from the federal tax bill, equal pay is an issue of economic fairness for all our families.