Readers Write: Most important election for Women’s Choice

Readers Write: Most important election for Women’s Choice

I’m so proud to support Sen. Anna Kaplan’s campaign for re-election to the New York State Senate.

When the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on June 24, I felt my stomach drop. The Republican Party has been building an anti-choice campaign for decades to control women’s bodies and lives – and we can’t let them win. We cannot let them take away our fundamental human rights to privacy and bodily autonomy.

On multiple occasions, Sen. Kaplan’s Republican opponent, Jack Martins, was the deciding vote against the Reproductive Health Act that protected women’s choice here in New York.

Recently, he refused to show up to the Town of North Hempstead’s public hearing on repealing local abortion restrictions. Sen. Kaplan was there and spoke up loudly for women’s choice and a woman’s right to make decisions about her own body and her own future.

Sen. Kaplan led the fight to pass the Reproductive Health Act. She wrote the new law that makes New York a safe haven for women living in anti-choice states. Her compassion for all women, regardless of who they are or where they live is truly inspiring.

With so many challenges still facing us in the wake of the Supreme Court’s unprecedented decisions, we need an experienced leader like Anna Kaplan fighting for us–not another extreme anti-choice Republican like Jack Martins who wants to turn back the clock on women’s rights.

Please join me in standing up for our rights by voting to re-elect our Senator Anna Kaplan on Nov. 8.

Jane Russell


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