I was incredibly honored to be recognized by Planned Parenthood Los Angeles as one of this year’s “Champions of Choice.” I was honored along side Sarah Aubrey of TNT, musician Sara Bareilles, and actress Gina Rodriguez. These are all really strong women who speak up and take action to defend a woman’s rights to dictate her own reproductive health. I couldn’t be prouder to stand with them.
While on the Council, I’ve worked with City Attorney Mike Feuer to ensure that marginalized, vulnerable and often poor women are given all the information they need to make well-informed decisions for their own health. I introduced and led a unanimous City Council to adopt a resolution calling on Congress to repeal the Hyde Amendment, which adversely affects the health options available to many women in Los Angeles, particularly the women of my district.
I will continue to be a champion for the reproductive rights of women, particularly those I represent. I’m grateful for the recognition by Planned Parenthood for doing this important work.