State elected officials should facilitate safe and accessible reproductive health care and not interfere with the medical decisions of women. I am greatly concerned by the use of the state regulatory system to limit women’s choices/options, often under the pretense of improving women’s health, and I support the wide availability of high quality reproductive health care, including safe, legal abortion and family planning services. I am a strong advocate for providing education and opportunity to help prevent unintended pregnancy and, therefore, the need for abortion. I support funding to improve access to critical health services, to lower infant mortality rates and to ensure nonelderly women are insured. All Ohioans must have the ability to make their own decisions about their health and well-being.