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Reproductive Rights

While every abortion is complex and often wrenching decision for all of those involved, ultimately this difficult decision rests with the woman who carries the child. I believe it is the fundamental right of each individual, to manage his or her fertility, regardless of the individual's income, marital status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or residence.

All individuals must have the right to nondiscriminatory, confidential access to the full range of voluntary reproductive health care services that are proven safe and effective. No one should be denied abortion services solely because of age, or economic or social circumstances. Public funds should be made available to subsidize the cost of abortion services for those who choose abortion but cannot afford it. I oppose any limitation or restriction on the access of adolescents to confidential reproductive health services, including contraception and abortion. I support the right of each individual to have access to the facts about reproductive health and human sexuality. I oppose censorship, including efforts to bar information or ban or eliminate materials from educational institutions, libraries, or programs receiving public funds. I oppose any efforts to restrict or unduly influence, as a condition of governmental funding, the legal uses to which private organizations may put non-governmental funds. I support international programs which are designed to increase access to safe and effective means of voluntary fertility regulation.

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