Reproductive Rights/ Reproductive Justice

Q56: Will your Administration support women’s full reproductive and bodily autonomy, including— full access to legal, safe and affordable abortion and

Biden: Yes. The Affordable Care Act made historic progress by ensuring access to free preventive care, including contraception. My plan will build on that progress. I support repealing the Hyde Amendment because health care is a right that should not be dependent on one’s zip code or income. And, the public option will cover contraception and a woman’s constitutional right to choose. In addition, I will work to codify Roe v. Wade, and my Justice Department will do everything in its power to stop the rash of state laws that so blatantly violate the constitutional right to an abortion, such as so-called TRAP laws, parental notification requirements, mandatory waiting periods, and ultrasound requirements.

The Obama-Biden administration fought Republican attacks on funding for Planned Parenthood again and again. As president, I will reissue guidance specifying that states cannot refuse

Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood and other providers that refer for abortions or provide related information and reverse the Trump Administration’s rule preventing Planned Parenthood and certain other family planning programs from obtaining Title X funds.

View details of my plan to expand access to contraception and protect the constitutional right to an abortion and reverse the Trump Administration and states’ all-out assault on women’s right to choose HERE.

Bloomberg: Yes. Mike’s plans for reproductive health re-confirms his long-standing support for women’s reproductive rights. Mike will work with Congress to codify Roe v. Wade into law, guaranteeing legal access to safe abortion in all 50 states. He will also partner with Congress to repeal the Hyde Amendment, which prevents using federal funds to pay for abortion except to save the life of the mother, or in cases of incest or rape. In addition, his plan includes a pledge to abolish a new rule put into place by President Trump that bans Title X organizations from providing abortions (even if they are funded separately) and from referring patients to other abortion providers. Abolishing this rule will expand reproductive health care to four million low-income women supported by the Title X National Family Planning, and nearly 17 million more women ages 15-44 who receive Medicaid benefits.

Buttigeig: Yes. I vow to uphold women’s right to privacy and ensure that abortion is safe, accessible, and affordable as part of comprehensive reproductive care. Under Medicare for All Who Want It, guarantee contraception coverage and cover all family planning methods with no cost sharing, including long-acting reversible contraception, such as intrauterine devices (IUDs), and ensure that people are allowed to obtain a year’s supply of their preferred form of birth control.

De La Fuente: Yes.

Klobuchar: Yes. When it comes to women’s health, it’s clear that there is a concerted effort to attack, undermine and eliminate a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions. Senator Klobuchar believes the recent bans in states are dangerous, they are unconstitutional, and they are out of step with the majority of Americans. As President, she will reverse the Trump Administration’s decision to ban health providers like Planned Parenthood from receiving funding under Title X. She will end the global and domestic gag rules, and she will fight for legislation that codifies Roe v. Wade and protects women’s reproductive rights. Senator Klobuchar believes that we must do more to help people gain affordable health care coverage, including when it comes to reproductive care and expanding access to contraception. She is an original co-sponsor of the EACH Woman Act to restore full coverage of reproductive health services to women enrolled in Medicaid and other federal health programs. She believes we have to do more to make contraception available and affordable, and she will reverse the Trump Administration’s decision to ban health providers like Planned Parenthood from receiving funding under Title X. Senator Klobuchar stands with the 77 percent of Americans who say they don’t want to see Roe v. Wade overturned as well as the 96 percent of Americans who support women’s access to contraception. Senator Klobuchar is committed to addressing racial disparities in maternal and infant mortality. As part of her first 100 day plan as President, Senator Klobuchar will immediately implement a new law that tackles the shortage of maternity care health professionals — including nurses, midwives, and obstetricians — in underserved areas, and she will develop best models of care and promote training to address racial disparities in maternal and infant mortality. She will also invest in research into disparities when it comes to access to contraception, STI prevention and care, as well as health disparities in prenatal, pregnancy and postnatal care. As President, she will focus on research into how these disparities can be reduced and she will promote training and care to eliminate these disparities.

Sanders: Yes. Bernie has been fighting to protect a woman’s right to choose his entire career. A President, Bernie will enact Medicare for All to guarantee health care as a human right to all. Under his Medicare for All program, the Hyde Amendment is fully repealed, and comprehensive reproductive health coverage is provided to all, free at the point of service, including contraceptives and the availability of a safe and legal abortion. When Bernie is President, he will fully fund Planned Parenthood, Title X, and other initiatives that protect women’s health, access to contraception, and the availability of a safe and legal abortion.

Steyer: Yes. My Right to Health framework will provide access for reproductive health services — including abortion — as a core part of all health plans. I believe healthcare is a right, including reproductive health care, and I will make healthcare a top priority in my administration. Medicaid and the Indian Health Service are extremely important institutions that open up access to reproductive health care. In my administration, I would fight tirelessly to support funding for and direct oversight over both — which provide critical services. I would also incentivize the 19 states that have not expanded Medicaid to do so, to cover reproductive health services for a greater number of people, and I would encourage all states to limit work requirements as a condition for coverage or care.

Warren: Yes. Republicans’ efforts to roll back access to quality health care have made it especially difficult for people of color and people with low-incomes — many of whom face systemic barriers to care — to get access to the reproductive care they need. The women of color who have championed the reproductive justice movement have taught us that we must go beyond just protecting choice — to ensure comprehensive reproductive services, including STI prevention and care, birth control, comprehensive sex education, care for pregnant moms, safe home and work environments, adequate wages, and so much more. I will fight to protect reproductive care from right-wing ideologies by guaranteeing reproductive health care as part of all health coverage under Medicare for All. I will create federal, statutory rights that parallel the constitutional rights in Roe v. Wade to pre-empt state laws that limit and eliminate access to abortion care. I’ll also require preclearance for states and local governments with a history of unconstitutional practices, and I will ensure equal access to reproductive justice by cracking down on violence at abortion clinics and tackling discrimination in the workplace. You can read more about my plan to protect choice here: