Harckham Endorsed for Positions on Women’s Reproductive Rights

Major Support from Westchester Coalition for Legal Abortion PAC & Planned Parenthood Empire State Votes PAC

Two major women’s reproductive rights groups, the Westchester Coalition for Legal Abortion PAC and Planned Parenthood Empire State Votes PAC, have endorsed Democratic candidate Pete Harckham in the race against Republican incumbent State Senator Terrence Murphy for NYS SD40. The endorsements follow last week’s endorsement of Harckham for his support of women’s health care issues by NY State Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul.

“With New York women’s rights under assault by Trump and his Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh, the Reproductive Health Act must be passed in order to protect the women of New York State,” said Catherine Lederer-Plaskett, Director of the Westchester Coalition for Legal Abortion PAC. “New York women deserve 21st-century healthcare. Peter’s opponent disagrees. We need to elect Pete Harckham so that he can cast the deciding vote codifying Roe v. Wade in NYS law.”

“We must fight to protect our health care and rights from the threat of a federal government that believes women shouldn’t have control over their own bodies,” said Robin Chappelle Golston, Chair of Planned Parenthood Empire State Votes PAC. “When elected to the NY State Senate, Pete Harckham will work closely with other elected representatives to create a strong state that can stand up to Washington’s attacks on our equality, health, rights, and well-being.”

“I’m grateful for the support of these two major women’s health care groups,” said Harckham. “As the father of two adult daughters, I care deeply about matters of women’s reproductive rights and health and will work diligently to make New York State a leader in protecting those rights”.