I’m voting for President Obama this November because my fiance and I were surprised last month by finding out we’re expecting our first child. We don’t make very much money—only 12k per year for our household, and we’re both students. To say that things are going to be hard for the next few years is an understatement, but President Obama is going to support legislation that makes sure we finish our degrees so that we can start careers that will give our family the best chance in life possible.
I’m voting for President Obama because I believe that being pro-choice means that we have the right to choose to have this baby and there are programs in place supported by organizations like Planned Parenthood, Medicaid, and WIC that make sure we’re going to be healthy.
Speaking of health, because of the ACA, I can finally get insurance because hey, now they can’t deny me for the diabetes I’ve been treating out of pocket for years. This is only going to increase the chance that my baby and I stay healthy.
It keeps looking more and more like if Romney/Ryan come into the White House, our dreams and our family would become an impossibility. I’m voting for Barack Obama because I’ve lived in poverty my entire life and I refuse to let that be the reality for my child.