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Jill Stein on Families & Children

Green Party presidential nominee; Former Challenger for MA Governor


Family planning is 1st principle of reproductive healthcare

Q: Is abortion a woman's right?

A: Reproductive healthcare needs to be an essential part of healthcare in general. Women's access to family planning--that should be the first principle of reproductive healthcare. When women can plan their health future, we can make abortion obsolete. Those who object to abortion on moral grounds ought to be promoting family planning and contraception as the means to avoid abortion.

Source: 2011 OnTheIssues interview with Jill Stein , Dec 21, 2011

Fund community youth programs for at-risk youth

When the Governor tells us that we have to cut community youth programs while at the same time we're granting a new, $100 million tax break to corporate insiders, it underscores that we need a change of priorities. We need to begin putting our communities first, because a healthy and safe neighborhood must be a foundation for everything else we want to accomplish.

I am familiar with the issue of community violence as a doctor who delivered care in under-served communities. In this work, I've learned that youth violence is not an isolated problem subject to a quick fix. It is a symptom of the abandonment of our communities by the elected leadership and by those who hold economic power.

One of my key priorities in running for governor is to heal the wounds of our distressed communities and to rescue the at-risk youth who may lose their way irretrievably if we do not act. I will restore all the community service funds cut by the Patrick Administration over the past four years.

Source: 2010 Gubernatorial Campaign website jillstein.org, "Issues" , Sep 29, 2010

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Pres.Barack Obama
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Gov.Mitt Romney(MA)
Rep.Paul Ryan(WI)
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Roseanne Barr(PF)
Rep.Virgil Goode(C)
Gov.Gary Johnson(L)
Jill Stein(G)
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Herman Cain(GA)
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Gov.Sarah Palin(AK)
Rep.Ron Paul(TX)
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Page last updated: Oct 27, 2012