Brigid Callahan Harrison on Reproductive Rights and Reproductive Justice

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 have a child, and that includes women who are covered on Medicaid, employees of the federal government working overseas, or active duty military serving abroad.

In New Jersey, I was a vocal critic of Chris Christie’s decision to defund Planned Parenthood. For many New Jersey women, Christie’s decision endangered their health, as sexually-transmitted disease rates increased and the number of cancer-detecting breast exams offered to women receiving preventative health care in Planned Parenthood clinics plummeted.

In Congress, I will passionately advocate for funding for Planned Parenthood, and fight all efforts to restrict a woman’s access to safe, affordable family planning and reproductive health services.