ISSUES

DEFENDING REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS

​Joe has always believed that people, not the government, have the right to make decisions about their reproductive health and will continue to fight to protect reproductive rights for all.

 

  • Enshrine Abortion Access: Abortion is health care. While the Supreme Court may vote to strike down Roe v. Wade, Joe will support legislation to enshrine abortion access in the Maryland Constitution. Abortion access must become the law of the land, and Joe will fight to ensure that access to reproductive healthcare is codified into the Maryland Constitution.

 

  • Expand Access to Care: Abortion bans disproportionately harm poor people and people of color. Joe will support legislative efforts to protect expanded access to abortion care, and continue making it easier – not harder – to access reproductive healthcare. 

 

  • Lower Barriers to Providing Care: H.B. 937 took historic steps towards making it easier for people to access reproductive health care. Joe will vote to defend the progress Annapolis has made on this front and support the full allocation of the $3.5 million allocated for training.

 

  • Defend Undocumented Abortion Seekers: Joe will fight to designate healthcare centers in Maryland as sanctuary spaces for undocumented individuals.

 

  • Expand Access to Emergency Contraception: Joe will support efforts to expand access to over-the-counter emergency contraception for students living on college campuses.

 

  • Contraception For Incarcerated Marylanders: Joe will advocate for detention facilities to offer contraception, EC, and abortion care for incarcerated Marylanders.

 

  • Fight Misinformation: Joe will fight back against conservative efforts to spread disinformation on abortion and reproductive care. Whether on the campaign trail or in Annapolis, Joe will speak the truth and counter the harmful anti-choice propaganda.