We strongly support the endorsement for re-election that Sen. Chris Johnson, D-Somerville (District 13), received recently from Planned Parenthood’s Maine Action Fund PAC for his strong stand on women’s health and reproductive rights issues.

Johnson, husband, father of two daughters and grandfather to two granddaughters (soon to be three), is acutely aware of the threat nationally from some politicians to take away the right of women to make their own medical decisions about birth control and pregnancy.

We as grandmothers agree. We know first-hand how important these issues are, having lived through the days of lack of access to contraception and back alley abortions, and we urge voters to remember this when casting their votes in the upcoming elections.

Wendy Ross Eichler, Wiscasset

MaryRae Means, Bristol

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