Our health and rights are on the line. It's critical that we elect leaders who will work to expand access to health care, not attack it. Learn more about where Michigan's 8th Congressional District candidates stand on health care and reproductive rights before you turn in your ballot for the November 3rd General Election.
Elissa Slotkin, Democratic Incumbent
Endorsed by Planned Parenthood Action Fund
Rep. Elissa Slotkin experienced firsthand the devastating impact that loss of health coverage can have on families. Slotkin’s mother had lost her job and was uninsured when she received a diagnosis of stage IV ovarian cancer. Slotkin helped navigate the extraordinary cost of treatment and ultimately lost her mother to cancer.
When the Affordable Care Act came under threat and millions of families were in danger of losing their health coverage, Slotkin ran for congress to ensure other families wouldn’t have to face what she had experienced.
Ever since, Rep. Elissa Slotkin has been fighting to protect and expand access to health care, including lowering the cost of prescription drugs and standing with patients who rely on Planned Parenthood for care.
Rep. Elissa Slotkin is also a fierce defender of reproductive rights.
“Government does not have the right to tell women what to do with their bodies.”
Paul Junge, Republican Challenger
Paul Junge’s dangerous agenda would put politics over people, making it even harder for Michiganders to access the care we need to live healthy, full lives and take care of our families.
Paul Junge is endorsed by the extreme anti-abortion group Right to Life of Michigan and would support efforts to ban abortion and defund Planned Parenthood health centers, cutting off access to birth control, cancer screenings, STI testing and other essential reproductive health care.
“If I am a Federal legislator, I will support life, I will not be funding Planned Parenthood.”
[Howell, MI Debate, 2/20/20]
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