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Rob Astorino Is Wrong for New York Women and Families

March 6, 2014

By now, you must have heard the news that Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino has announced he is running for Governor of New York.  In case you missed it, check out this video at the Politics on the Hudson blog.  

The PPHP Action Fund is among the organizations dedicated to educating New Yorker’s about Astorino’s abysmal record on women’s health.  We deserve a Governor who cares about the needs of women and families.  He’s not it.  Here is the statement that PPHP Action Fund President/CEO Reina Schiffrin released in response to the video announcement yesterday: 

“Rob Astorino says he’s gotten Westchester on a winning path.  I don’t call his actions as County Executive winning for women and families. He ended a cost-effective, comprehensive sexual education program for teens and he vetoed legislation that would have ensured patients could avoid harassment when entering reproductive health facilities.  Rob Astorino is bad for women, bad for families, bad for New York.’

‘Rob Astorino talks about New Yorkers leaving the state to go to Alabama, Texas, and North Dakota. Since the day he took office as Westchester County Executive, he has taken every chance he could to roll back access to reproductive health services and information.  Apparently he takes his cues from politicians in places like Texas and North Dakota, putting ideology ahead of the commonsense health care needs of the people of Westchester.  What will he do if he becomes governor?”  

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