I was both surprised and encouraged when I saw the news earlier last month when voters in Kansas rejected a constitutional amendment that would have allowed their state to ban abortion. I was surprised because Kansas is historically a deep red state. I was encouraged by the rejection of this amendment because it is yet another example of how attacking reproductive rights is deeply unpopular.
Pennsylvania, like most of the country, is a pro-choice state. Banning abortion is unpopular, it’s not the majority opinion and it puts women’s lives at risk. Our government MUST stay out of our doctors’ offices, which is why I have been so disturbed by the many political candidates’ attacks on our freedoms. For example, Lisa Scheller, a candidate for Congress in PA-7, has expressed support for efforts to criminalize abortion.
To protect our freedom to make our own health care decisions, I implore voters to reject Lisa Scheller and vote to re-elect Susan Wild. Rep. Wild has been a champion for reproductive care. She understands that the government has no place in these decisions. Voting NO for Lisa Scheller is voting YES for reproductive rights.
Editor’s note: Terri Fadem is a member of Hellertown Borough Council.
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