Congresswoman Nita Lowey today issued the following statement regarding the Republican Party’s official platform, which calls for a Constitutional amendment outlawing abortion with no exceptions for cases of rape or incest:
“Even as the national GOP trips over itself to denounce Rep. Todd Akin’s statement that survivors of rape – like all other women – should be denied the right to make their own health care decisions, the national Republican party's official platform embraces this very idea.
“It seems as though the national GOP leaders who called on Mr. Akin to withdraw from his Senate race don’t object to his views about reproductive choice itself, only the blunt way he expressed them.
“For American women, the stakes of this election could not be higher. I will always stand by the rights of women to make their own health care decisions without government interference, and I will never stop fighting for this bedrock principle.”
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State Assemblywoman, Westchester
We are so fortunate to be represented by Nita Lowey in the United States Congress. Nita is well respected by her colleagues and works to foster working relationships with congressional representatives from all political parties. She understands the issues our communities and our country face and acts on them in an intelligent and responsible way. Her office door is always open to personally discuss our concerns and problems and to assure that they are dealt with in a positive manner. I am very proud to call Nita Lowey my Congresswoman.