A Name Synonymous with Womenâ€™s Rights
Choice Matters has been proud to endorse Senator Suzi Oppenheimer in every election since her initial run for the New York State Senate. In 1982, she came close, making Choice a focal point of her campaign; in 1984 she closed the deal with the voters.
In 1984, when she ran against anti-choice Perone, Suzi made her position on governmentâ€™s proper role in abortion clear, saying, â€œGovernment has no more right to decide whether a woman may have an abortion than it has the right to tell us where we canâ€™t live, whom we canâ€™t marry, or what religion we canâ€™t practice.â€Â She stressed the need not only to protect our freedom of choice, but to protect the safety of abortion as well. â€œAbortion has been with us for thousands of years, and no law will stop it now. Since the Supreme Court has already affirmed the right of a woman to choose abortion, it is now our duty not just to protect that right, but to protect the health and safety of all women who do decide they must have an abortion.â€
Suzi, we hold our glasses high in a toast to you.
You have set the bar very high, and we thank you for that too!