Reproductive justice is a deal breaker for me. Women cannot achieve equality without the ability to control their own bodies. Pro-choice candidates must be non-negotiable for the Democrats in order to get my vote. You don't stand for gender equality if you are anti-choice. Period.
The issue is not abortion; it's freedom of choice. It should not even be a political issue, but Republicans have made it one and as such I cannot support a candidate who is not pro choice. I believe in a woman's l right to choose without our government having any say whatsoever in that decision.
This is not a black and white issue. There is a lot of grey area that politicians do not realize. Women with the help of supportive spouses, family, friends or doctors should be able to make these decisions without political interference.
What I don't understand is that GOP believe in small government. But not when it comes to who I should love and what I can do with my body. Love is Love and my body is my body. Stay out of it!!!
This is a NON ISSUE. Why would a country that is supposed to allow individual freedoms take the individual freedom away from a woman when it comes to her own person, especially since it's against the law to do so. We can have the conversation that a zygote is a person, that life is sacrosanct, BUT as we can see from the horrendous healthcare bills the republicans have brought forth, they don't care one whit about LIFE!!! How someone can push their beliefs on other people & yet take away the aid for those who have disabilities, pre-existing conditions, etc is a juxtaposition to the anti-abortion wave today. It's No One's business except the person involved.
Abortion is an issue that is between a woman and her partner and doctor. Keep politics out of it. The Republican Party thirty years ago was not involved in these issues, but focused on the country's needs. When the Religious Right came in with Reagan, abortion was suddenly a make or break issue, and where you stood determined your Christianity. Hypocritical , especially when they won't pay for a baby once it is born: for education, healthcare, etc.
Why is it that women's rights scare men so much??? It is unethical to tell a woman what she can/can't do with her OWN body, drop the misogynistic views and support our women.
Abortion access is absolutely a deal breaker. Abortion is a lawful procedure, and access to it when birth control fails determines womyn's access to economic equality. I've already begun questioning my commitment to my party if they abandon this right.
Abortion is between a woman, her God, her family, her religion and her doctor. Not the Government of the United States.
This is no ones business. If you don't like abortion, don't get one. No one is pro abortion. You don't see pro choice activist lining up outside hospitals chanting for people not to reproduce. This is a painful decision a woman has to make. Don't make it harder.
It's not abortion rights but women's rights to have the ability to make personal decisions and not balding middle aged men who couldn't possibly understand how difficult and personal these decisions are
Yes, women's* rights are a make or break issue for me.
It's a deal breaker for me. I can't believe women are still having to fight for the right to make reproductive choices in their lives. I am pro-choice and I vote.
I will continue to vote pro-choice, which is typically for a democrat. I don't think it should be the main reason for voting for a person or not. I vote democrat for many other reasons. However, this should not be a government issue-it's a medical issue for a woman and she should have the right to make the decision because it is her body. Abortions will continue even if they are outlawed-only they will be possibly more dangerous. Look at history and realize that women will find a way just as they did before it was legal. People just need to get on with their lives and stop trying to control everyone else's!
I believe that a woman has aright to control her body. It's a choice that must be left to her, her doctor and the father. It is not anyone else right to tell a woman if she can or cannot have a legal procedure. I respect the right of those who are pro life, but that doesn't give you the right to make a woman choice. Congress is busy trying to cut programs that feed children and take health care from them, and stop women from getting birth control. Birth control is not always used to stop unwanted pregnancy, there are other medical reasons it's use for. I don't see anyone trying to stop men from getting that little blue pill so they can have sex! Women need to be supported and counseling from their healthcare professionals, not told what to do by men or women on personal choices. If men were having babies would we even be having this discussion? How many pro life groups or individuals are out adopting children and pushing for legislation to make these children life better?
I personally don't agree with it unless it's for the health of the mother or some other huge issue. However this is not something that the government should be involved in other than keeping it legal so that it doesn't disappear back into the back alley abortions. It's a decision for the person, the family, their doctor, and their god and or conscience. Ours not to judge lest we be judged.
Yes abortion rights is a deal maker for me when it comes to choosing a candidate. Also, it's not about abortion, it's about a woman having the freedom to be able to choose. There are too many men in Washington dictating their own sharia laws on women.
Pro-choice is not PRO-Abortion... nobody is FOR abortion... it is about having control over own bodies... I can safely say that, even though I am not a one issue voter, I would NEVER vote for an anti-choice legislator, woman or man.
My body should not be a government issue. I will not support any candidate who does not understand and agree with this
Women not governments, men, religions, or social norms should have the right to decide how to handle their own bodies. I could never vote for anyone who believed otherwise. For the entire history of the world women have been the victims of social, economic, religious shame for being pregnant. It is time to finally say women have the right to own and manage their own bodies without shame, abuse and reticule from those who want to control the lives of all pregnant women.