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Issue Position: Women and Choice

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* Brad Sherman is unequivocally pro-choice and pro-funding. He has supported programs and policies that give women the means to responsibly manage their reproductive lives.

* Brad Sherman has received a 100% rating from both Planned Parenthood and NARAL, the two leading national organizations dedicated to protecting a woman's right to choose.

* Congressman Sherman co-sponsored legislation that requires that health plans providing outpatient prescription drug coverage to their members include contraceptive prescriptions in their coverage.

* Brad Sherman has been a leader in using the powers and resources of the California Franchise Tax Board to enforce child and spousal support orders.

* Brad Sherman has stood on the front lines of peaceful protection efforts.

* Brad Sherman will vigorously oppose efforts to eliminate appropriations for family planning.

* Brad Sherman favors federal funding of rape crisis centers and women's shelters.

* Brad Sherman favors stiff penalties for all convicted of domestic abuse and making counseling for families involved with abuse affordable.


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