CONCORD – Charlie Bass is a strong supporter and advocate of protecting women’s health, equality and reproductive rights. Today, the Bass for Congress campaign released a video titled “Bipartisan Leadership for Women,” featuring Charlie Bass (R-NH) and his statement on fighting for women’s health and equality.
Charlie Bass is a strong supporter and advocate of protecting women’s health and equality. Bass co-sponsored the Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act of 2011, to streamline research and funding to find a cure and end to the disease. Bass called for action on the bipartisan reauthorization of the Violence against Women Act (VAWA) to protect all victims of violence. Bass is proud to be a strong advocate for women’s rights.
Transcript (Charlie Bass):
“Women’s health issues have always been a major concern for me. That’s the reason why I joined my colleague Karen Bass from California, in co-sponsoring a bill that seeks to prevent metastasis in breast cancer by the year 2020. That’s why I believe that women’s health issues in general are very important; that women should have a right to make choices over their own health decisions in consultation with their doctors and not have the federal government seeking to regulate a women’s right of access to health care. Now with respect to these issues, I happen to believe that women should have a right to contraception, that Roe v. Wade is the law of the land and that it should be upheld. That is not the way that most of my Republican colleagues feel, but I believe that women’s health issues are important and that the decisions that women make about their own personal health are ones that should be made between them and their doctors, not between them and the federal government or a bureaucrat. It is very important to me as it is, I know, to all women across this nation.”
The Bass Campaign video can be viewed here.
Bass Support for Women:
Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act 2011 - H.R. 3067
Violence against Women Health Initiative Act of 2011 - H.R. 1578
Proposed Constitutional amendment relative to equal rights for men and women - H.J. Res.69