I have been a strong advocate for women’s reproductive rights since I was 18. I marched in the 1970s for a woman’s right to choose and have continually supported causes and candidates that are strong proponents of reproductive rights. I worked with Planned Parenthood staff to defeat the 1986 referendum that would have allowed the state to regulate or prohibit a woman’s right to choose. I believe that all women should have access to birth control and other forms of preventative health care, regardless of economic status, to ensure they have the resources they need to live safe and healthy lives.