What is Choice?
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Access to comprehensive reproductive health services is critical to a woman's health. Unfortunately in the United States many women do not have access to reproductive health services.
Being pro-choice doesn't necessarily mean that you are pro-abortion, or that, if faced with an unintended pregnancy, you would have an abortion. Simply put, being pro-choice means that you believe that women, not the government, should make their own reproductive health care decisions.
You are pro-choice if you:
- Believe that reproductive health care decisions should be made by a woman, not by politicians.
- Support the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade and oppose any attempts to overturn or abridge it through judicial or legislative action.
- Oppose any legislation, referendum, or judicial activity that unnecessarily impedes a woman’s access to an abortion.
- Support access to affordable, reliable contraceptives.
- Support comprehensive, age-appropriate sex-education programs for youth.
- Support funding of abortions for low-income women who depend on government health care.
- Oppose government-imposed delays and state-scripted "counseling” mandates.