Freda McKissic Bush

I applaud Walter Hoye and California Civil Rights Foundation for their efforts to restore a culture of life. The California Equal Rights Amendment I believe will provide the means to make us as human beings more humane, causing all of us to rise to another level where we value and treat each other as equals regardless of age, location, ability or disability. Having worked in women's health for over 40 years as an OB/GYN and former Certified Nurse Midwife, it is my experience every woman knows when she gets pregnant she is pregnant with child and the child has his or her own body. The "choice" of abortion not only kills babies but also hurts women. They risk injury physically, even death. Always the woman is affected emotionally and mentally. Every person is valuable and as fellow human beings, we have a responsibility to protect and care for those who are weak and vulnerable. I wholeheartedly endorse the California Equal Rights Amendment.

 — Freda McKissic Bush, M.D., FACOG, OBGYN, East Lakeland OB/GYN Associates