Cory Booker will take unprecedented action to defend women’s rights if elected President. Politico has the story:
Sen. Cory Booker says he would create a “White House Office of Reproductive Freedom” if he were elected president and promised a series of executive actions he’d take to protect abortion rights.
Under an outline of a proposal made public by the 2020 aspirant on Wednesday, the office would be based in the White House and would focus on coordinating reproductive health issues across all federal agencies, including access to abortion, paid leave, maternal health care and education for employees in his administration. That office’s duties could range from identifying opportunities for executive orders addressing different agencies to finding discretionary funding for targeted purposes, according to the campaign.
This is in addition to other immediate steps Booker would take upon being inaugurated:
Booker also promised to reverse Trump-era actions that cut off funding to the United Nations Population Fund and restrictions placed on some health care providers. And he said he would pursue legislation to protect abortion rights, including to codify Roe v. Wade into federal law. He vowed to restore federal funding under the Affordable Care Act for family planning and contraceptive coverage.
It’s time for a President willing to make a historic commitment to fight for the freedom of women to control their own bodies.
Will you pitch in today to keep Cory in the fight?