Reproductive Rights and Women’s Health
I am proud to have Planned Parenthood Action Fund’s endorsement for my 2018 re-election campaign. I have been endorsed by Planned Parenthood in my previous 4 elections (2018, 2016, 2012, 2010).
Women have a right to control their own bodies. Reproductive health care decisions should be between a woman and her doctor – and nobody else.
I was proud to lead the fight on the Florida State Senate Floor to defeat an outrageous 24-hour abortion waiting period bill. Soon after, the ACLU filed a lawsuit challenging the law that used my arguments as a framework – and in a huge win for women, the Florida Supreme Court agreed with us and put that anti-choice law on hold.
I was also proud to lead the fight in the Florida Senate to successfully double the statute of limitations for crimes of sexual violence, so that rapists and predators can be held accountable and taken off the street.
In Congress, I always stand up for the right of women to make their own health and family planning decisions – and I will continue to fight tooth-and-nail against any effort to defund Planned Parenthood and take away comprehensive women’s health services.