Preserve the Right to Choose - OLD

Submitted by Sarah Gonzales on October 13, 2005 - 6:54am. :: |

Note: This resolution has been merged with the one entitled "Preserve Reproductive Rights".

Whereas, Termination of her pregnancy is one of the most serious, dreaded and deeply personal decisions a woman may ever face; and Whereas, In our society all women and men have a right to make difficult moral decisions and personal choices; and Whereas, Women will not be equal to men if this constitutionally protected right is denied; and Whereas, Denying this right will not curtail abortions but will send desperate women to dangerous, unlicensed clinics; and Whereas, The right to choose, as established by the U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, is now threatened, and Whereas, Sex education programs, including more than "abstinence only" methods, as well as ready access to contraceptives, are fundamental in reducing unwanted pregnancies and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases; and Whereas, Organizations dealing with HIV/AIDS prevention find it difficult or impossible to comply with the "global gag order" on abortion and have lost U.S. funding for condoms which would help reduce the HIV/AIDS epidemic; therefore, be it Resolved, That candidates for U.S. Supreme Court judgeships demonstrate strong commitment to a woman's right to choose; and be it further Resolved, That sex education concerning pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, HIV/AIDS prevention, as well as international family planning and HIV/AIDS programs, include comprehensive and realistic contraceptive methods; and be it further Resolved, That abortion procedures be covered under health care programs.

Written Jan. 2008 by the Texans for Kucinich campaign.

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