Issue Position: Right to Choose
Right to Choose
"I will always protect a woman's right to choose - no matter what." -Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Senator
Senator Gillibrand believes that a woman's medical decisions should always be made between her, her family, and her doctor - not by politicians.
Senator Gillibrand is committed to protecting and defending women's access to the full range of reproductive health care. Her support for reproductive rights has earned her a 100 percent rating from the National Organization for Women, Planned Parenthood, and NARAL: Pro-Choice America.
Opponents of choice continue to chip away at reproductive access for women. Their ultimate goal is to turn back the clock more than 35 years, returning to the days when women were denied privacy and access to proper medical care.
Senator Gillibrand believes in commonsense solutions to reduce the number of abortions, such as increased access to medically accurate sex education and affordable contraception.