Mikie Sherrill Calls On Republican Opponent Jay Webber To Stand Together In Urging Senate To Fight For Healthcare and Women’s Reproductive Rights
Fairfield, NJ — Last night President Donald Trump announced D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his nominee for the Supreme Court vacancy. Judge Kavanaugh’s record raises the possibility that Roe v. Wade, the law for nearly 50 years, could be overturned as well as the Affordable Care Act. In response, former Navy pilot, federal prosecutor, and Democratic candidate for Congress Mikie Sherrill issued the following statement:
“The Senate needs to fight for Supreme Court nominees who will protect women’s reproductive rights and the right to quality and affordable healthcare,” said Sherrill. “I join the majority of Americans who believe deeply that a woman’s healthcare decisions should remain between her and her doctor, and access to healthcare should not be determined by pre-existing conditions.
“That’s why I’m calling upon Assemblyman Jay Webber to stand with me, and with the women and families of this district, to tell the Senate to ensure that any Supreme Court nominee will protect our healthcare and a woman’s right to choose. Now more than ever, the people of the 11th District need a representative who will put the people of this community before their own ideology.”
Assemblyman Jay Webber has spent the past ten years in the New Jersey Assembly voting against the interests of our families. He repeatedly voted against funding for Planned Parenthood and other family planning clinics. He was recently endorsed by anti-choice organization the Susan B. Anthony List, and has a 0 percent rating from Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey. Assemblyman Webber also voted against equal pay for equal work legislation in both 2016 and 2018, casting one of only two votes against equal pay in the entire legislature.