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Michigan’s 19th State House District

State Rep. Laurie Pohutsky and challenger Martha Ptashnik could not be further apart on issues of reproductive health and rights. While State Rep. Laurie Pohutsky has fought to protect and expand access to reproductive health care, Martha Ptashnik is advocating for a complete ban on abortion without exceptions for the life of the pregnant patient.

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 19th State House District candidates stand on health care and reproductive rights before you turn in your ballot for the November 3rd General Election.


Martha Ptashnik, Republican Challenger

Martha Ptashnik is one of the most extreme anti-abortion politicians in Michigan.

Ptashnik has called for a complete ban on abortion - without exceptions for the life of the pregnant patient.

Ptashnik’s extreme agenda would put pregnant Michiganders in danger.

In addition to her anti-abortion agenda, Ptashnik supports defunding Planned Parenthood health centers, which would cut off access to birth control, cancer screenings and other essential preventative care.

Martha Ptashnik would put her extreme ideology before the health and wellbeing of Michigan families. Vote AGAINST Martha Ptashnik by November 3.


State Rep. Laurie Pohutsky, Democratic Incumbent

Endorsed by Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan

State Rep. Laurie Pohutsky is a champion for health care access and reproductive rights. In the state legislature, Pohutsky co-sponsored a groundbreaking package of legislation called the Reproductive Health Act.

If enacted, the RHA would ensure all Michiganders can make personal decisions regarding their health and pregnancies without interference from anti-choice politicians. You can count on State Rep. Laurie Pohutksy to protect and expand access to reproductive health care.

I believe that a woman's medical decisions are personal and are only the concern of her and her doctor. The government should not play a role in these private decisions. Furthermore, research has shown that the availability of contraception and education about reproductive health have decreased the number of abortions and the spread of sexually transmitted infections in the United States.”

You can trust State Rep. Laurie Pohutsky to:

  • Protect and expand access to health care

  • Stand with Planned Parenthood patients and health centers

  • Fight back against attacks on reproductive rights and access to safe, legal abortion

  • Support accurate, comprehensive sex education programs for young Michiganders

  • Support measures that increase access to domestic violence assistance, adequate wages, earned paid leave time, safe homes and more.


Take Action:

Ready to cast your vote for reproductive health champions? View our full endorsement guide and then make a plan to vote.


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