We see the formidable obstacles Utah women face to social participation and career success, and we know these obstacles hurt all of us. Sex should never determine a person’s pay, her or his career options, or her or his family options.There are formidable obstacles that Utah women face, to social participation and career success. We know these obstacles hurt all of us. Sex should never determine a person's pay, his or her career options, or his or her family options.
I strongly support a women's right to choose, and I'm perplexed by Utah's persistent unwillingness to strengthen the US constitution with the addition of the Equal Rights Amendment. It seems to me to be a grievous mistake an elected group of, predominantly, men reach in to the most intimate and heartfelt decision that a person can make and coerce a certain outcome. As politicians, we must respect a woman's right to choose. These important decisions ought to be made together with consultations, by women, their partners, husbands, families, religious leaders and extended families. It should have nothing to do with elected officials.