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ELECTION: Tami Green’s best for women’s health

Letter by Heather G. Crider, Tacoma on Oct. 31, 2014 at 11:02 am | No Comments »
October 31, 2014 11:51 am

Women’s health is a key issue in the 28th District, especially as election day draws closer. Tami Green is a strong supporter of women’s health, with a record to back it up. Steve O’Ban would have you believe that he too supports women, even though he has a record of trying to push women’s health issues decades back.

Despite his ads on TV, O’Ban has done little to be called “proactive on women’s health.” In fact, earlier this month, he claimed that women’s health issues like birth control access were “of no concern” to his district. My visits to him as a constituent promoting women’s health have been disappointing, as he has either canceled a meeting while I stood at his office door or had an aide take notes at best.

Green has been a nurse for 30 years, so she understands that women’s health exists outside of politics and the campaign trail. She has backed this up with a strong voting record, supporting the Reproductive Parity Act, and defending a woman’s right to make health care decisions in privacy with her doctor.

Only one candidate can truly claim to be serious about women’s health, and that candidate is certainly not O’Ban. I believe in Green’s record and her leadership.

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