The Supreme Court has voted to strike down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, according to an initial draft majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito circulated inside the court and obtained by POLITICO.
We should always respect the rule of law, but Congress must act.
I am an advocate of life and a proponent of choice, privacy, and individual liberty. I will support proven measures to reduce abortion.
Advocating for life means:
Supporting children before and after birth
Programs that assist working parents
Increasing access to affordable education from Pre-3 on
Affordable and accessible childcare
Addressing childhood poverty
Improving and promoting adoption services and foster programs
Protecting choice means:
Upholding Roe V. Wade
Supporting reproductive services
Providing access to safe and legal abortion
Protecting a woman's right to privacy
Proper sex education based on consent
Roe v. Wade, a decision protecting a woman's fundamental right to privacy, was the law of the land. As Ruth Bader Ginsburg stated, it is "a woman's right to control her own destiny, to be able to make choices without a Big Brother state telling her what she can and cannot do."
Very often, religious beliefs are the foundation of anti-abortion views, and my or your religious beliefs should not be the basis for the laws of our country.
As a physician, I can confidently say no one anticipates or wants to be in a position to decide to have an abortion. It can be a harrowing decision for everyone involved.
I can personally advocate for life and politically be pro-choice. These two positions are not mutually exclusive. In the end, the government should not serve as the decider on a woman's medical decisions or religious beliefs.
If the goal is abortion prevention, making it illegal is ineffective. It only makes it more dangerous. Comprehensive sex education and affordable and accessible birth control are proven to work.
About Dr. Lorinser
For his entire career, Dr. Bob Lorinser (D-MI1) has dedicated his life to the service of his community and country.
After receiving three advanced degrees (Medical Doctor, Masters of Social Work, and Masters in Public Health), Dr. Lorinser worked as a social worker in a Veterans Affairs Hospital and as a physician with the Indian Health Service, serving the Navajo Nation. In 1989, he found his home in Michigan's First District, where he practiced family medicine for three decades.
Dr. Bob joined the U.S. Department of State's Foreign Services in 2011 to serve as a diplomat and Regional Medical Officer. The Lorinsers served the United States for ten years, with tours in Pakistan, South Korea, Afghanistan, Morocco, and Iraq.
When he returned to the states in 2020, Dr. Bob offered his services as Medical Director of Marquette County Health Department. He and his wife of 40 years, Peggy, live in Gwinn and have three children and four granddaughters.
Dr. Bob Lorinser hopes to serve and represent constituents in Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. He is unopposed in the Democrat primary and poised to face Rep. Jack Bergman (R, Acme) in the general mid-term election this November. For more information, visit VoteDrBob.com.