Women’s rights are still an issue

The Republican party believes that it can take control of Washington State Senate if it can get Dawn McCravey, Nancy McLaughlin, and Barbara Bailey elected.

In states where Republicans won majorities in 2010, we have seen an unprecedented attack on women’s rights to make their own health decisions.

Laws have been passed that allow pharmacists the right to refuse to fill birth-control proscriptions, as well as laws that allow employers the right to refuse to offer contraception and abortion services in the health care policies they offer. In the first six months of 2012, fifteen Republican-majority states passed 39 restrictions on abortion.

Dawn McCravey needs to tell voters where she stands on reproductive freedom and insurance equity. Her election could contribute to a Republican-majority in our state. This is too important a topic for Dawn McCravey to keep us in the dark.

Gail Bauman

Snohomish