Sign Brad Avakian's letter to Senator Bruce Starr
Join me in calling on Senator Starr to disavow the extremist position his Republican Party took at their national convention: Sign my letter and let him know you’re opposed to dangerous policies that threaten Oregon women.
Dear Senator Starr:
I’m writing to ask that you join me in protecting the health of Oregon’s women. As you know, the official Republican National Platform adopted last week calls for an absolute ban on abortion, with no exceptions in cases of rape, incest, or where the life of the mother is threatened.
I hope you’ll agree with me that this policy presents a serious threat to the health of Oregon’s women and is an unacceptable infringement on personal medical decisions that must be left to a woman, her family, and her faith, with the counsel of her doctor or health care provider.
As the chief elected official protecting Oregonians’ civil rights, I believe in respecting the real-life decisions that women and their families face every day. And I believe strongly that all elected officials – regardless of party affiliation – must speak up when women’s health is threatened.
I hope you’ll respond to this letter promptly and join me in rejecting this dangerous proposal.
Because while we’re certain to have a spirited debate in the next two months over our differing visions for the future of Oregon’s workforce, I hope we can both agree on one thing: Politicians should not be involved in a woman’s personal medical decisions about her pregnancy.