Cory Booker for U.S. Senate
When it comes to protecting women’s health, the contrast couldn’t be clearer:
Cory Booker will fight to:
- Protect women’s access to Planned Parenthood’s preventive health services, which serve 82,955 patients across the state by providing a wide range of primary and reproductive health services, including cervical and breast cancer screenings, birth control, and STD testing and treatment.
- Make sure women in New Jersey have access to birth control with no co-pay. An estimated 816,000 women in New Jersey now have access to a wide range of preventive health care services, including birth control without co-pays for the first time.
- Protect a woman’s personal, private medical decisions from interference from politicians. “Our work will not be done until we live in a nation…where a woman and her doctor make her health care decisions,” says Booker. He supports Roe v. Wade, which guarantees women the right to access safe and legal abortion.
In contrast, Steve Lonegan:
- Wants to cut access to Planned Parenthood’s preventive health services. Lonegan has pledged to severely limit women’s access to all of Planned Parenthood’s preventive health services like lifesaving breast and cervical cancer screenings and testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, including HIV.
- Wants to repeal the birth control benefit that is already helping New Jersey women. Steve Lonegan boasts of being “one of the earliest opponents” of the law that made sure preventive services like birth control would be provided with no co-pay and has worked to prevent its success.
- Would restrict access to safe and legal abortion. Lonegan advocates for outlawing abortion, with no exceptions for rape and incest, and has advocated for overturning Roe v. Wade.