To protect reproductive rights in Washington State, you must vote

With many anti-choice State Representatives in Olympia like my opponent, Mary Dye, Washington State is at risk of rollback to reproductive rights if we do not keep and expand our pro-choice majority. Our State Legislature is the front line for protecting and expanding access to abortion and reproductive health services in the event Brett Kavanaugh's appointment to SCOTUS is confirmed. Make no mistake, if this happens, he is a direct threat to women's access to safe and legal abortion, even in Washington.

Abortion access is protected in our state constitution. It is our moral imperative to hold the line and push to expand that access. While abortion is legal in Washington, there is still work to be done. There are still gaps to access based on zip code, income, gender identity, and immigration status. Expanding our pro-choice majority is critical to ensure we do not roll back protections, are able to fight back attempts to limit access, and have the numbers to further expand access to necessary health care in the communities where people need it most.

The decision about when and whether to start or expand a family should be up to women. This is not a partisan issue. Reproductive freedom is a critical part of women’s economic freedom and the two can’t be separated.

As a woman, as a mother of female-bodied young adults, as a Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho board member, and as a candidate endorsed by both NARAL Pro-Choice Washington and Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii, as your State Representative, I would continue to fight with every fiber of my being to ensure that reproductive rights are protected and expanded in Washington State.

 My then 11-year-old kid with me in the State Capitol building in Olympia, where we lobbied on behalf of Planned Parenthood in 2015

My then 11-year-old kid with me in the State Capitol building in Olympia, where we lobbied on behalf of Planned Parenthood in 2015