I am a proud supporter of women’s rights in all forms. I support equal pay for equal work. I am one of those women who believes in the #metoo movement and I love that it has finally happened. Women have for too long been objectified as slightly less, more meek and less needed in the work force, especially women of color. The opportunities we have now will show the world that we aren’t going to be quiet anymore. We have the lowest teen pregnancy and abortion rates in 10 years thanks to the ACA providing free contraceptives for women. If we want to keep the abortion rate low, we need to ensure access to contraceptives.
With all of my heart, I support a woman’s right to contraception and will fight for cost free contraceptives. I will stand up for women’s reproductive rights because my father had the option to walk away as many men still do, and he chose it. I have spent many hours volunteering with Planned Parenthood and I have a full understanding of what is right and wrong. If you are pro-life you should also favor making sure that young woman or teen also has respectful access to food and health for the baby and herself. Missouri has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the US and women of color face a much higher rate of infant mortality that white women.