Roe v. Wade has been the law of the land since 1973, and I will not attempt to overturn that decision. As a woman and mother of teenage daughters, I will always support a woman’s right to choose and, more importantly, her privacy. I believe this issue is a personal, private matter for families, not the Federal Government and my personal view is that abortion should be extremely rare, though safe and legal.
I do not believe this is the most pressing issue of the day. I do support programs educating young adults on these issues.
I believe states have the right to institute reasonable restrictions on abortions, including banning late-term and partial-birth abortions and mandating parental notification for minors. Those are state and U.S. Supreme Court issues, however.
I support continuation of the Hyde Amendment, the provision banning the use of federal funds for abortion. I am not opposed to a fair investigation of Planned Parenthood, but such an investigation should focus only on whether laws were broken.
I do not agree with shutting down the government over an issue like funding Planned Parenthood.