FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 26, 2023
ON ABORTION, THE CHOICE IS CLEAR
Josh Riley will defend a woman’s right to choose. Marc Molinaro will take it away.
ITHACA, NY – A year ago this weekend, the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, ending the constitutional right to an abortion nationwide. Since then, anti-abortion extremists have pushed for a national abortion ban that would outlaw a woman’s right to choose and allow politicians to control women’s most personal healthcare decisions – even here in New York. New Yorkers deserve to know exactly where their representatives stand.
Marc Molinaro has a dangerous record on abortion and women’s health:
- Molinaro voted to block Congress from considering the Women’s Health Protection Act, which would codify abortion rights. And he voted for anti-choice legislation that would imprison doctors and create barriers to care.
- Molinaro opposed the Reproductive Health Act, which is the law keeping abortion legal here in New York now that Roe v. Wade has been overturned.
- Molinaro repeatedly voted to prohibit Medicaid coverage for abortions, even as he claimed “only poor people” get “abortions without doctors.”
- Molinaro funneled money to an anti-abortion propaganda group extremists have called “the darlings of the pro-life movement.”
- Molinaro voted to allow incarcerated pregnant women to be shackled during labor. He then said he regretted the vote only because he “had to deal with it politically.”
Josh Riley will always defend a woman’s right to choose:
- Josh championed an effort in federal court to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, which would make access to abortion a constitutional right.
- As counsel in the U.S. Senate, Josh was one of the lead attorneys on legislation to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act.
- Following the Dobbs decision, Josh advocated for expanded access to abortion medication, and called on the Attorney General to fight back against extreme efforts to restrict women’s choice.
“Women’s healthcare decisions are just that – women’s decisions, nobody else’s, and certainly not Marc Molinaro’s,” said Josh Riley. “I’ve fought for a woman’s right to choose, and I’ll do the same in Congress. Marc Molinaro is trying to take that right away.”