To the Editor:
It is no longer a question of whether or not one voted for Trump. That election is long over. The question is whether or not one is satisfied, right now, today, with the agenda that is being inflicted on us from Washington DC. With the recent confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, the war on women is alive and well, and our Republican State Senator Terrence Murphy is leading the charge locally in SD40.
With enough daily mailers to wallpaper the garage, Murphy likes to brag about how much he’s done for women. When it comes to reproductive freedom, Murphy remains deliberately ignorant, impotent, propped up by his staff and uninterested.
Reproductive freedom is a right, and Terrence Murphy, awash in apathy, is nothing short of complicit in the attempt to strip women of those rights. He has refused to support the Reproductive Health Act, a bill that would protect reproductive rights in New York. He has refused to support the Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act, a bill that would remove barriers to emergency contraception. Anti-choice AND anti-contraception. This is not a person who cares about the lives of women; this is a person who cares to control the lives of women.
Peter Harckham is the pro-choice Democrat candidate running against Murphy. He has been endorsed by the Westchester Coalition for Legal Abortion and Planned Parenthood, and has deemed reproductive rights a priority.
On November 6, vote Terrence Murphy OUT, and Peter Harckham IN.