Guest Post: Jesse Laslovich: A Strong Advocate for Reproductive Rights

This post is a guest post from a concerned reader.

One of the benefits of an established voting record is that it allows you to know exactly where a candidate stands on the issues. This is certainly the case for Jesse Laslovich, Candidate for Attorney General. So, it concerns me when baseless accusations are thrown around in an attempt to get the rumor mill churning. I am, of course, referring to the false accusation that Jesse Laslovich is anything but solidly pro-choice.

Jesse Laslovich has consistently stood on the floors of the Montana State Legislature and asserted that reproductive choice is an “intensely personal” affair that the government should steer completely clear of.

After almost a decade of elected public service, Jesse consistently earned “A” ratings from Pro-Choice Montana. No other candidate that announces for AG will be able to make such a claim. Why? Because no rumored candidate has had to demonstrate their support for reproductive rights through votes in the Montana Legislature.

“Tier B” races are delicate affairs, especially when it comes to primaries. Any rumor, whether based in fact or fiction, has the ability to create a tsunami of mischaracterization, misconceptions, and falsities. We should stand our ground and adhere to fact and fact alone.
When Steve Bullock inevitably announces his bid for the Governorship, others will toss their hats in the ring for AG. I’m unsure who I will support, but I can tell you that when I cast my ballot, I will have no doubts in my mind about where Jesse Laslovich stands on the issue of choice. Laslovich is a strong advocate for reproductive rights and, in part, that’s what makes him such a strong candidate for Attorney General.

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba has been writing about Montana politics since 2005 and teaching high school English since 2000. He's a former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.
His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.
In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.


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