Defending a Woman's Right to Choose
Candace is strongly pro-choice, but she wants it to be an actual choice. That means that we need to not just make sure that abortion is widely accessible (and that we get rid of the Hyde amendment), but that birth control is low-cost, if not free, and that there is access to affordable prenatal and postnatal care for both baby and mama. Texas has a high maternal mortality rate for women of color, and millennials in general are opting to have fewer kids later, if at all, because the cost of healthcare and child care are so prohibitive.
Defending a woman’s right to choose does not stop at being pro-choice, which is why Candace champions policies like paid family and medical leave, universal pre-k and more. Candace will work with groups like EMILY’s List, Planned Parenthood and NARAL to ensure that a woman’s right to choose is protected.
In Congress, Candace will:
- Defend a woman’s right to choose and Planned Parenthood
- Repeal the Hyde amendment
- Pass paid family and medical leave