What's the scariest thing around this Halloween for Sacramento County women? Ghosts, goblins, or ghouls? Nope. It's the thought of anti-women Congressman Doug Ose heading back to Washington.
Ose's frightening record includes repeatedly voting for the Bush anti-choice agenda, against a woman's right to make her own personal health decisions, and even standing in support of the Hobby Lobby decision to deny women access to birth control.
"Former Congressman Ose doesn't need a mask, because his stance on women's health is terrifying," said Bera spokesperson Allison Teixeira. "Doug Ose is one of those politicians who thinks he can tell women how to handle what should be personal, private healthcare decisions, from denying us access to birth control to repeatedly voting against a woman's right to choose."
It's not just us who find Congressman Ose's record scary; women who know and have worked with Doug agree:
"One of the things that I know from personal experience in working with Doug Ose when he was in Congress the last session is that we can't trust him," said Kathy Kneer, president of Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California. "And that when Republican leadership wanted him to vote a certain way on a bill he did, and he betrayed women. He failed to protect women's health, forcing women who are having abortions to have late term procedures that are riskier. It was, to me, one of the biggest betrayals in my 30 years of doing advocacy on behalf of women and children."
For more on Ose's abysmal record on women's health watch this video.