I firmly stand on a woman’s right for healthcare and reproductive choice.
The Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade this summer has changed the landscape of women’s reproductive rights. While many polls show most Americans support a woman’s right to choose, the overturning of Roe removed the constitutional protection Roe had established for a woman’s health decisions. It is now a states’ rights matter, and many states have limited a woman’s choice, in some cases have outlawed abortion altogether. In fact, here in Florida, our Republican legislature has enacted a new ban on abortions after 15 weeks with no exceptions for rape or incest and has hinted that they will go further.
My opponent, Congressman Brian Mast, has repeatedly voted against legislation that protects women’s rights. He voted NO on the Women’s Health Protection Act of 2021 and again this year, and in July of this year, he voted against the Right to Contraception Act.
I understand and respect that some people may have a personal belief system that questions the morality of a woman’s choice to end a pregnancy; however, I believe such a personal decision is a woman’s to make by herself, or with counsel from her doctor, or with those that she trusts and confides in. The government has no place in the room where these kinds of decisions are being made.
So as Election Day is fast approaching, recall that I fully intend to codify a woman’s right to her own health and reproductive choices while Brian Mast has repeatedly shown that he would have the government to make these choices for women. Brian Mast does not trust women to make the best choice for themselves and their families.