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Dr. Treadwell: Boasts Anti-Woman Policies on Campaign Trail

Treadwell Continuing to Meddle in Women’s Health Care


ANCHORAGE: U.S. Senate candidate Mead Treadwell continues to boast about his support for the anti-woman Hobby Lobby Supreme Court decision that takes health care decisions out of the hands of women and allows their bosses to make reproductive choices for them.*

“Mead Treadwell isn’t backing down from his long history of support for invasive, anti-women policies. Alaska women don’t need their bosses or Mead Treadwell making health care decisions for them,” said Susanne Fleek-Green, Campaign Manager for Alaskans for Begich.

Treadwell’s disturbing support for anti-woman policies would:

· Let a woman’s boss cut off their reproductive care: Treadwell is boasting of his support for the Hobby Lobby decision which allows a woman’s boss to make health care decisions for her.

· Invade women’s privacy: Treadwell supports policies that invade the privacy of Alaska women, forcing them to disclose their medical information to the government, and allowing the state to determine whether they can have a potentially life saving procedure.

· Give state control over women’s bodies: Treadwell is adamant about supporting personhood measures which could deem certain forms of birth control murder and outlaw abortion even in the most extreme cases of assault or incest.

*Treadwell: Religious Freedom And Constitution “Won” In Hobby Lobby Ruling. During a July 2014 interview with Tea Party Express, Mead Treadwell said, “MARK: One of the other big challenges that we’re hearing right now is what’s happening with the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare as it’s more widely referred to these days. Something that came up in the headlines recently, the Supreme Court case involving Hobby Lobby; the Court ruled five-four in favor of for-profit, family-owned corporations like Hobby Lobby, saying they can’t be forced to pay for contraceptive coverage under Obamacare if it was a violation of their religious beliefs. What did you think about the ruling, Mead, and what effect do you think it will have on the issue of healthcare in general? TREADWELL: Well I was happy with ruling. Religious freedom won. Our constitution won. Pelosi, Reid, and our own Senator Mark Begich lost.” [Audio, Treadwell on Tea Party Express, 07/08/14]