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Especially proud to be a pro-choice champion

Last week, the Supreme Court all but eliminated access to safe, legal abortion for patients across Texas when they allowed the state’s draconian six-week abortion ban to take effect.

But this assault on patient rights and health care providers reaches far beyond the borders of Texas. With the Supreme Court set to consider a full reversal of Roe v. Wade this fall, this cruel law acts as a blueprint for Republican legislatures across the country to intimidate physicians, ban abortions, and strip access to health care for women.

I will do everything in my power to keep that from happening.

I have always said that women have the right to make their own health care decisions. That's why I've always voted to expand access to affordable reproductive health care, opposed arbitrary abortion restrictions, and stood with Planned Parenthood in the face of deceptive attacks. And I always will.

It is an honor to be once again endorsed by NARAL as a Pro-Choice Champion for the 2022 cycle. It means the world to me to be recognized as an ally in the fight for a woman's right to control her own body.

It's an honor to be endorsed by NARAL Pro-Choice America.

I'll keep up the fight in Congress until every woman in America has the right to make her own decisions about her body, pregnancy, and parenthood. Are you with me? Chip in now to fuel the fight!

Anti-choice activists have tried for nearly 50 years to limit access to reproductive care, and the Texas law takes the effort to a new level. That's a red alert moment; this case doesn't merely undermine a woman's right to choose. It would wholly destroy that right.

That's exactly what my Republican opponent wants.

He has consistently courted the worst of the radical extremists. He celebrated endorsements from the extremist group Oregon Right to Life, which opposes reproductive health care even in cases of rape or incest, and from former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, who takes pride in endorsing only the most extreme anti-choice candidates. Last year, he announced that when it comes to overturning Roe v. Wade, "If we can do it, we should probably go for it."

And that is why national anti-choice extremists are spending big to defeat me. They want to install their hand-picked anti-choice candidate in office, regardless of what Oregon's working families want.

Chip in now to make sure this seat stays proudly pro-choice!

I'm proud of my 100% rating from NARAL. It's a privilege to stand with them to defend a woman's right to choose, and I'm looking forward to leading the charge to keep building our movement.

Peter DeFazio
Posted on September 7, 2021.

As Independent as Oregon.

Peter DeFazio's common-sense proposals aim to create good-paying jobs, expand access to affordable health care and develop options outside of the for-profit marketplace, restore economic and educational opportunities, hold government accountable and tip the scales of inequality back in favor of hard-working Oregonians.

Meet Peter