Not One Mention of Women’s Health in Most Recent Dem Debate

photo-1432164245265-ab19a48c3d09Did anyone watch the last Democratic Debate. If you didn’t you can catch it here.

Though it shouldn’t surprise anyone, I was personally offended that there was no mention of the future of women’s healthcare during the entire debate.

Not. One. Mention.

Even Hillary Clinton, a candidate who has made women’s healthcare a major part of her platform and the only presidential primary candidate to be endorsed by Planned Parenthood, didn’t take this time to address specific subtopics such as repealing the Hyde Amendment, insurance coverage of abortion, and violence at women’s health clinics.

If women’s health can’t be considered a priority during the Democratic campaigns, then where is the appropriate place to shine light on this dire subject?

Women’s healthcare rights are currently under attack across the US (even more so if you happen to reside in Texas.) Though women make up half the population, our reproductive health and fundamental human rights continue to be ignored. Discussing women’s healthcare on the political stage is a great opportunity for candidates to convey the importance of this matter. We should be setting an example to the rest of the world that women’s health and reproductive rights are a serious matter, not just brushing it under the rug.


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