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Reproductive Rights

It is essential that all women, regardless of income level, have access to family planning resources. Access to contraceptives and reproductive health care are proven to reduce health costs for both the individual and the health care system as a whole, as well as reduce the number of unplanned pregnancies and abortions.  I will continue to be an outspoken voice to ensure that women are able to access the reproductive healthcare they need. As a member of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus, I am committed to working for the rights of women to choose their own healthcare and method of family planning.

 
 

More on Reproductive Rights

October 22, 2019 In The News

Lawmakers are taking a look at how pregnant women are treated in the workplace.

Oregon Democratic Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici says many American women are forced to choose between their financial security and their pregnancy.

Bonamici says The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act would require employers to provide “reasonable accommodations” to pregnant employees.

 

October 22, 2019 In The News

Legislation sponsored by a Democrat that would require employers to provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant workers is finding some support across the aisle, but many Republicans are still reluctant to get behind the measure.

June 16, 2019 In The News

We remember what it was like before Roe v. Wade—and we won’t go back.

Across the country, the fundamental right to access reproductive health care is under attack. States are passing restrictive abortion laws, the Trump administration is trying to implement regressive policies, and there’s a concerted campaign to remake the courts and overturn Roe v. Wade.

May 31, 2019 In The News
Oregon’s Democratic U.S. senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and U.S. representatives Suzanne Bonamici and Kurt Schrader came together Friday in downtown Portland after a Planned Parenthood event to speak against abortion restrictions happening in other states.

“We are here collectively to send a message that reproductive care is health care, that access to a safe abortion is health care, that health care is a right, and we stand together to fight for that right and we’re going to win,” Merkley said.

May 20, 2019 In The News

May 20, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – As pro-abortion unrest continues from the latest abortion bans enacted by Alabama and Georgia, Google is rolling out new, stricter rules for pro-life pregnancy centers advertising on its platforms.

May 17, 2019 Press Release
Given Google’s past acknowledgements that CPC ads violate the company’s policy against deceptive advertising, we are appalled that Google reportedly awarded Obria Group nearly $32,000 in 2011 and $120,000 in 2015 in Google advertising grants.
May 9, 2019 Press Release
Women must be able to trust their health care providers when making critical decisions about family planning and reproductive health.
October 25, 2018 In The News

Bonamici said she is constantly trying to explain to colleagues in Washington that outlawing abortion won’t make it go away. It’ll just make it dangerous. Plus, she points out, studies routinely show that abortion rates go down under Democratic presidents, when contraception, preventative healthcare and sex education are widely available.

For Bonamici and other advocates of abortion rights across the country, Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court has brought a new sense of urgency in the fight to protect abortion rights.

July 6, 2018 In The News

Oregon's U.S. senators, both Democrats, agree on thwarting President Donald Trump's next nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court.

Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley agree that Senate Democrats will need to stick together — the 47 Democrats are joined by two independents — and also enlist support from a handful of Republicans, who hold a one-vote majority in the chamber.

July 5, 2018 In The News

Three of the highest-ranking Democrats in Oregon—U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, Gov. Kate Brown and U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici—are sounding an alarm over what a new Supreme Court justice could mean for legal abortion in the United States.