Guest Author - Suzanne Gregory
Last week’s article, I talked about the important part EmilysList.org plays in endorsing women, pro-choice, and democratic candidates.
This is an addition to that, with different candidates, and different States,
-Stephene Moore U.S. House Kansas, I am starting with Kansas, because they are in dire need of pro-choice women, supporting them in government. 96% of the counties in Kansas have no abortion providers at all, even though, abortion is legal. It is also personal, I have girlfriends from Kansas, who have girlfriends there and so on. They are not getting the care and concern they deserve and are legally entitled to.
For better choice in Kansas, you want to elect Stephene Moore, to the U.S. House, who is running in succession of Dennis Moore, her retiring husband’s seat. She has made her life in Kansas for 40 years working as a nurse, whose specialty was labor and delivery. This is the only democratic seat in the running in Kansas, making it a critical vote to keep control of the house.
-Terri Sewell U.S. House Alabama, Unfortunately Alabama is another state with horrible abortion regulations, despite the law. If elected, Terri Sewell would make history becoming the first elected female representative in Alabama.
Sewell being Pro-Choice, means laws such as, Alabama’s parental consent, restrictions on access to abortion for low income women, biased counseling, including, telling the pregnant woman the gestation, possible sex, and viability of the fetus, prior to the procedure, could all be changed. Alabama is also a state that requires pre-abortion ultrasound, which many others and I consider coercion, and a violation of human rights.
-Debbie Halvorson U.S. House Illinois Has a 100% pro-choice voting record, is the First Female Senate Majority Leader, and has been in the Illinois Senate since 1997.
She has voted for birth control health insurance coverage and emergency contraception for rape victims.
She has voted down numerous anti-choice bills, including, parental notification, restrictions on Medicaid funding for abortions, and laws giving rights to the fetus rather than the mother.
She has also spoken openly about having had a hysterectomy, and speaks strongly on fighting the sexually transmitted disease HPV, and preventing cervical cancer.
-Colleen Hanabusa U.S. House Hawaii Has represented the 21st district since 1998. She was Hawaii’s Senate Majority Leader and went on to be elected the first women’s President of the Senate in 2006. She is also the first Asian American woman to have control over a United States Senate chamber.
Her stance on abortion is that they always remain legal, and that by law all hospitals be required to tell sexual assault victims about emergency contraception, and provide it, if they are asked.
I will be back next week, for more information on more pro-choice women candidates from more states.
Make sure you get out and vote, it is one of the most important things you can do as an American. Pro-Choice is one of the biggest issues, we need to protect. Who better to do it than women?