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Dear Ms. Newton:

Thank you for contacting me about abortion.  I appreciate hearing from you about this issue.

I support a woman’s right to choose as guaranteed by the United States Supreme Court in its 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling. I recognize that this is an extremely difficult issue. In my view, any actions taken to decrease the reliance on abortion must preserve a woman’s right to make decisions privately with her doctor. My policy objective is to make abortions less necessary and less frequent, not more difficult and more dangerous.

I have consistently voted to protect funding for family planning services because every child should have the right to grow-up in a healthy, nurturing environment. Proper family planning allows for more children to experience a loving and secure childhood. This makes for healthier children and stronger communities.

Thank you again for contacting me. Please do not hesitate to contact me about this or any other issue moving forward.

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Sincerely,

Rick Larsen
United States Representative
Washington State, 2nd District