Fortenberry and his fellow D.C. Republicans would like the voters to believe that they support freedom and limited government. This has become the mantra of today’s GOP.
The catch in the D.C. Republicans’ freedom “vision” is that their version of freedom only applies to businesses and gun owners but not individuals. It is big business, the wealthy and gun owners who benefit from the Republicans’ so-called freedom agenda. Everybody else is saddled with big government.
One critical area where Fortenberry and the D.C. Republicans believe in big government is in the area of women’s health care. Fortenberry wants to put politicians, bureaucrats, judges and CEOs in charge of women’s health care decisions. They want these third parties to make reproductive decisions for women.
I trust the women of Nebraska CD01 to make the appropriate decisions regarding their health care and reproductive choices. I’m also a small business owner who has employed many women over the years. Their health care choices are none of my business.
Mr. Fortenberry wants to allow the boss to dictate whether or not company health insurance policies allow birth control coverage. That is simply wrong. Moreover, those company health insurance policies are not a gift from the employer — those are benefits that are earned by the female employees. That is part of their compensation package.
I believe that Roe v. Wade is the law of the land and should remain a binding precedent. I believe the Constitution protects a woman’s right to make the most intimate and difficult decisions about her health care. I believe in a woman’s right to choose.
I’m running for Congress because I strongly disagree with Fortenberry’s position on women’s health care issues. If you want different results out of Washington, you have to vote for different people. That’s why I’m running for Congress.