Ensuring a Woman's Right to Choose
"We believe in personal freedom. We do not want the government controlling our personal lives, or our most personal decisions."
The Libertarian Party is the party of choice.
I support the Libertarian Party's platform, which is pro-choice on every issue, and that includes a woman’s right to choose. Abortion is a sensitive issue and I believe people can hold good-faith views on all sides. That being said, the government should be kept out of the matter, leaving individuals to make this personal choice for themselves.
As a Mayor, Senator and Governor, I have consistently stood up for a woman's right to make her own personal reproductive decisions. In the Senate, I voted against a bill that would ban privately-funded abortions at overseas military facilities. I strongly opposed bans on late-term abortions that would have criminalized the procedure, putting doctors who performed abortions in jail for up to two years. I was the sole Republican Senator to vote against seating Justice Alito on the Supreme Court, fearing he would not respect the precedent set by Roe vs. Wade. As Govenor, I received a 100% rating from NARAL Pro-Choice America.
As the Libertarian Party's nominee, I will continue to support reproductive rights without reservation or apology.