Letter to the Editor: Schneider for Congress
Former Lake County Board Member Carol Spielman supports Brad Schneider.
I look for leadership in deciding who I want to represent me in congress. I also look for someone who stands up for the issues important to me. Women’s health issues is high on that list.
Any assessment of Congressman Bob Dold’s stance on women’s health issues is that he does not lead or stand up for women when it matters.
I was there in 1973 when women were granted the right to make their own decisions about their own bodies. This momentous decision for women will always need legislative reinforcement. Supporting that right should include supporting the institutions that care about women’s health by providing basic health services.
Bob Dold voted for the “Protect Life Act” - also known as the “Let Women Die Act.” This amendment would have prohibited hospitals from providing abortions to women, even when the mother’s life was at risk.
When Bob Dold voted to defund Planned Parenthood, a non-partisan organization that supports the health of millions of women, children, and their families - I knew that I could not support him as my member of congress.
Brad Schneider has been outspoken in his support of protecting a woman’s right to choose. He believes in the fundamental right that a woman can make her own decisions about her body and her health. He supports Planned Parenthood. We can count on Brad to advocate for women.
I hope you will join me in voting for Brad Schneider for Congress.