Our state and our country are facing a healthcare crisis among women because of ideological attacks on women's access to reproductive healthcare.
Every woman should have the choice of when she wants to have children, when she doesn’t, and every woman should have the freedom to raise those children in a safe, healthy environment.
But we know that attacks on women’s reproductive health have led to Texas’ alarmingly high maternal mortality rate, which affects African American and Latinx women disproportionately due to the inequities in our healthcare system.
And we also know that it is not just about choice, it is also about access -- because there can be no choice without access.
We have to embrace policies that do not devalue the lives of women.
All women should have equal access to reproductive health care, birth control and other preventive care.
We should provide greater access to contraception services, we should provide more Texans with science-based sex education, and we should make sure that everyone has healthcare--including access to medically safe abortion.
Julie believes that questions about a woman's health and future and bodily autonomy should be left to a woman and her doctor -- not right-wing ideologues who have no business making these decisions.
Julie personally doesn't believe that anyone can say they’re pro-life but then do everything they can to devalue the life of the mother, and that you can’t oppose abortion, but support policies that gut public education, take healthcare from sick children, the elderly, Black and brown people, people with disabilities, and engage in racial profiling and mass deportations, including immigration policies that specifically aim at breaking apart families.
In Congress, Julie is committed to:
- 1. Enshrining the constitutional right to an abortion by establishing affirmative, statutory rights that parallel Roe vs. Wade.
- 2. Banning so called TRAP laws by passing the Women’s Health Protection Act (H.R. 1322), to prevent states like Texas from passing restrictive anti-abortion laws that endanger our communities.
- 3. Repealing the Hyde Amendment, which disproportionately affects low-income women and women of color, and effectively keeps safe and legal abortion out of reach for millions of women.
- 4. Ending the domestic and the global gag rules.
- 5. Fighting for increased reproductive equity by abolishing the “pink tax” to increase access to feminine products, and to ensure that those in our prison system to have access to reproductive health services, birth control, feminine products, and medical care.
- 6. Supporting a comprehensive science-based sex education for every student in America.
- 7. Ensuring that all health coverage under Medicare for All includes contraception and abortion coverage, STI prevention and care, alternative birth options, and adequate prenatal and pregnancy care.
- 8. Passing the EACH Woman Act (HR 1692), which would ban restrictions on reproductive health in insurance coverage.