Speech to Text for Measure 106
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tonight the measure 106 organizers tell me this initiative has been in the works for years. but this year, the group got 150 thousand signatures to put it on the ballot. "your money, your choice" is the measure's slogan. if passed measure 106 would amend the oregon constitution to prohibit spending money on abortions using state funds this would include getting an abortion if your health care is provided by the oregon health plan or through health insurance coverage provided by public employers. the yes on measure 106 group says tax payer dollars should not pay for other people's choices. phoner nicole says; "this measure would not stop anyone from choosing an abortion. it does not ban abortion by any means but it would give oregon taxpayers the freedoms of having to pay for other people's choices. we believe that it is too controversial for our dollars." planned parenthood says this measure limits access to abortions--- especially for lower income women on o-h-p sky says: "the vast majority of the patients that planned parenthood does see for abortion care are recipients of the oregon health plan. and if measure 106 were to pass they would not longer be able to get the care they need through the oregon health plan program." this measure does include exceptions on when state funds can be used for abortions that's if its medically necessary, required by the government or if the pregnancy is dangerous. at the end of your voter's pamphlet you'll be able to read arguments for and against measure 106. newswatch12 asked senate jessica gomez supports the measure.. meaning she wants to prohibit public funding to be spent on abortions in oregon. there will be a vote, i am one of many. but i am supporting that ballot measure. i think it's important to be sensitive of the views especially when you have a topic that is so divisive. democratic challenger jeff golden is opposed to measure 106. golden says he believes in a women's right to choose at all socio-economic levels. if measure 10 passes, we have two tiers. we have safe legal abortion for women who can afford it and effectively no abortion for people who can't. that doesn't mean those abortions won't happen, it's going to bring back the back alley abortions. and i don't think we're a state that says if you have enough money, you can have access to those rights and if you don't you don't. you'll remember both jeff golden and jessica gomez are vying for outgoing state senator alan deboer's seat. they're fighting for the opportunity to represent district 3. the winner will represent southern jackson county in the oregon state senate. head to our website, kdrv.com, for more information turning