By Ellen Holzman, Julian, California
August 27, 2018 (San Diego) - With the November election on the near horizon, it’s vital that we all understand why we must vote for Ammar Campa-Najjar for Congress: Ammar believes “women are capable of making their own choices regarding their bodies and reproduction.”
Our current Congressman [Duncan D. Hunter] is a proud co-sponsor of legislation to prohibit abortions and effectively overturn Roe v Wade. Republicans all around the country are heavily restricting access to abortion, and the Supreme Court may well overturn Roe v Wade thanks to President Trump’s nominee.
Before Roe v Wade, estimates of the number of illegal abortions in the 1950s and 1960s ranged from 200,000 to 1.2 million per year. One analysis, extrapolating from data from North Carolina, concluded that an estimated 829,000 illegal or self-induced abortions occurred in 1967. Clearly, making abortion illegal will not stop abortions.
The Republican model for reducing abortions in the United States won’t work. It will simply drive abortion underground again.
If you want to affect the number of abortions, then vote for Ammar Campa-Najjar. He believes, “If our goal is to achieve fewer abortions, it is important that we give women the greatest array of choices and options. All studies show that when women are given information about and access to preventative measures, abortions go down. Access to reproductive healthcare is essential for the health of women throughout my district and throughout the country.”
A vote for Ammar Campa-Najjar on November 6 will help keep abortion legal and reduce the need for them. Please register to vote today. You can check to make sure you’re registered at your current address and register online at the Registrar of Voters website: www.sdvote.com, or pick up a form at your local post office.
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