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January 23, 2017

Aguilar Pledges to Remain Fierce Advocate for Women’s Reproductive Rights

On the heels of the Women’s March on Washington and one day after the 44th anniversary of the historic Roe v. Wade decision, Rep. Pete Aguilar pledged to remain a fierce advocate for women’s reproductive rights.

“I always have and always will be an unwavering defender of women’s reproductive freedom,” said Rep. Pete Aguilar. He continued, “I was proud to march beside hundreds of thousands of Americans—including my own constituents—to remind President Trump that I will hold him accountable for any attempt to undermine women’s rights. A woman’s health decision is between her and her doctor, not her and a politician—to me, this principle is non-negotiable.” 

On Monday, in one of his first acts as President, Donald Trump signed an executive order barring non-governmental organizations that provide reproductive health care overseas from receiving United States funds. This comes on the heels of President Trump’s executive order to repeal the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act, sending a message to Americans that his priority is to restrict access to affordable and comprehensive health care.

Rep. Aguilar is a member of the Pro-Choice Caucus and a resolute supporter of protecting women’s reproductive rights. He has a 100 percent rating from Planned Parenthood.