This post is cross-posted with permission from Blog for Choice.
Rep. John Boehner of Ohio is set to become the next speaker of the House of Representatives in January. What do we know about him?
Well, for one, that he wants to take away your right to choose. Boehner thinks politicians, not you, should make the personal, private medical decisions that affect your life.
Exactly how extreme are John Boehner's views?
- He voted twice against the Family and Medical Leave Act.
- He voted eight times against clinic protection for women and doctors.
- He voted for the dangerous Stupak abortion-coverage ban in health reform.
- He voted twice to deny federal funding of abortion care to survivors of rape and incest.
He even said that when women have the right to choose, "freedom is diminished":
Make no mistake: John Boehner's House will be relentless in its attacks on a woman's right to choose. By our counts, there will be 248 anti-choice members of the House, compared to only 154 pro-choice members. Many of these anti-choice extremists oppose legal abortion, even for women who are raped or are survivors of incest.
We must be strong starting now. Send a message to John Boehner that you are not going to sit around while he and his extreme cohorts attack our right to choose!