If Roe v. Wade is overturned by a Trump-picked U.S. Supreme Court, the lives of women across the U.S. will literally be in danger. We can hold the line here in Arizona, but only if we have a governor who will stand up for the right to choose.
What does “pro-life” really mean?
Politicians like Doug Ducey are not “pro-life,” they are just anti-women and anti-freedom. I’m going to redefine what a real “pro-life” governor looks like: I will always put the lives of people first.
I will promote childcare subsidies, paid family leave, healthcare for all, renewable energy, programs that end child poverty – and, let me be clear, I will protect the right to choose a safe, accessible abortion for women in Arizona.
But, aren’t you a pastor?
As a pastor and as CEO of the YWCA, I’ve spent decades working with women and families, being an intimate part of their lives. I have seen firsthand the kinds of devastating situations people find themselves in, and how important it is for women to have options and the freedom make their own decisions about what is best for themselves and their families.
You’ll never have a stronger advocate for women and the right to choose in the governor’s office than me. That’s why I have the endorsement of the National Organization for Women Arizona.
This isn’t a new position for me. I’ve always defended the right to choose and have been a strong supporter of Planned Parenthood. When they were under attack because of those secretly-filmed “gotcha” videos a few years ago, I spoke out in their defense and co-wrote an editorial defending them.
I don’t speak out just when it’s politically safe or because I need votes. You can count on me to ALWAYS do the rightthing – that’s who I am and who I’ll always be.
Literally a matter of life and death
Given what’s happening in DC, who we elect to state and local office has never been more important. Our governor could be our last line of defense in the battle to protect women’s rights. This is literally a matter of life and death. I’m doing everything I can to make sure we take the keys away from Doug Ducey this November. I know I can count on you to help.
Thanks for being in this with me.