Astorino – NOT an Equal Opportunity Advocate!
By catherine ,
A few simple words from Astorino about his family speak volumes on his views on women.
Astorino has called Albany a “cesspool of corruption” â€œwhere he’d never allow his two daughters to work.â€ (Click here to read Newsday, 3/7/2014)
What about his son? Astorino has two daughters and a son. Is he saying it’s okay for his son to work there but not his daughters? Does he think boys are stronger or smarter than girls? That girls canâ€™t handle what life throws their way, but boys can? That girls should be sheltered but boys are tough?
No wonder Astorino opposes the Womenâ€™s Equality Agenda, and comprehensive reproductive rights including abortion – all of which help women have control over their own lives.
This statement was made on the statewide stage by a man who wants to be governor of New York State where we have been at the forefront of fighting for equal opportunity for all people.
REMEMBER Astorinoâ€™s anti-woman record:
â–ªAstorino has opposed abortion under any condition.**
â–ªHe vetoed a law that would have given women safe access to reproductive health centers.
â–ªHe opposes comprehensive sex ed and cut funding to those programs.
â–ªHe supports abstinence-only education, and has won an award for it.
â–ªHe gutted all funding to community health centers that serve women and their families.
â–ªAstorino has called the reproductive health component of the Womenâ€™s Equality Agenda, which would bring abortion legislation in New York into the 21st century and take it out of the penal code, the equivalent of â€œinfanticide.â€