NJ-04 Video: Smith Votes to Criminalize 'The Pill'
by Zeitz for Congress, Thu Aug 21, 2008 at 10:48:36 AM EDT
Cross-posted at Blue Jersey.
I'm Josh Zeitz, the Democratic candidate for Congress in New Jersey's Fourth District. I want to talk to you about my strong support for reproductive rights, but first I want to tell you about the person I'm running against. My opponent, Chris Smith, is the leader of the anti-choice caucus in the House of Representatives.
Chris Smith has introduced legislation to criminalize the common, everyday birth control pill and IUD on twenty-two separate occasions. He wants to put millions of American women in jail for using the pill. We have to say no to this kind of extremism.
My campaign has produced a video outlining Smith's attempt to criminalize birth control, and you can view it by clicking below.
I believe that access to basic birth control and family planning services is a fundamental right. By refusing to provide contraception and age appropriate sex education, Chris Smith's policies increase the number of unintended pregnancies.
By providing women with a full range of information and health care options, we can help them make informed decisions about their lives and bodies. Together we can continue to provide women the right to choose.
I know how important reproductive rights are to all of you, and I want to thank you for taking time to learn more about this crucial Congressional race.
If you are able, please make a contribution at my ActBlue page.
If you'd like to volunteer, please contact steve_at_joshzeitz_dot_com. Please visit the campaign at www.joshzeitz.com to learn more about what I believe.