Gillibrand Vows to Champion Abortion Rights as President

In an interview on National Public Radio‘s Morning Edition this week, Democrat presidential hopeful Kirsten Gillibrand declared that if elected president, she would champion and expand abortion rights.

“I will only appoint judges and justices that see Roe v. Wade as settled precedent,” she said. “I will codify Roe v. Wade legislatively. I will look to remove the Hyde Amendment, which is the law that prohibits federal money paying for abortion services in a full range of health care, particularly for poor low-income women.

“I will also make sure and guarantee that no matter what state you live in, you will have a right to access full reproductive services, including abortion services, regardless of where you live,” she added.