Democrats are doubling down on their efforts to keep abortion access front-and-center after numerous states like Georgia and Alabama recently passed laws to restrict abortion.
Several Democratic presidential hopefuls are taking steps to prove they’re the most pro-choice candidate.
New Jersey Sen. Cory BookerCory BookerCory Booker says if elected president in 2020, he will create a “White House Office of Reproductive Freedom.”
Booker’s campaign released a comprehensive plan to “advance reproductive rights,” which includes proposed congressional and executive actions to protect abortion.
Booker said in a statement, “A coordinated attack requires a coordinated response. That’s why on day one of my presidency, I will immediately and decisively take executive action to respond to these relentless efforts to erode Americans’ rights to control their own bodies. I will also pursue a legislative response, including legislation to codify Roe v. Wade into federal law.”
He said he’d also take several steps to fund abortions overseas.
Meanwhile, 2020 candidate Sen. Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY) is now claiming that laws restricting access to abortion are “against Christian faith.”