Access to contraception and safe abortion is a critical right for women and families. Without access to reproductive health services, women will not be able to control when they become pregnant. This may result in a pregnancy that is contrary to a woman’s personal desires, health and socioeconomic prospects. The Democratic Party unites behind a message of privacy and safety, summed up nicely here:
“These democrats will never shame and judge a woman for decisions that are complex and deeply personal, decisions that belong between a woman, her family, her faith and her doctor; not with her boss or a politician.” – Hillary Clinton
Women of lower socioeconomic status are disproportionately harmed by policies that restrict access to reproductive healthcare. As Justice Ginsburg noted, “We will never see a day when women of means are not able to get a safe abortion in this country.” Protecting access to reproductive health is an issue of equity and advancement, irregardless of race, gender and financial means.