The women of the 112th House District are owed an apology from state Rep. Dwight Kay.
Last week, while the Illinois House of Representatives approved legislation that would ease access to birth control medication not offered by a woman’s insurance, Dwight Kay spoke in opposition, saying, “I seriously question how much promiscuity should an insurance company pay for.” To imply that a woman is promiscuous simply on the grounds that she is taking birth control, is misogynistic and offensive.
Dwight Kay must not realize that many women in monogamous relationships use birth control for a myriad of health reasons including, but not limited to, preventing cancer, controlling migraines and counteracting the debilitating symptoms of endometriosis. But as someone who prides himself as just a businessman, I suppose Dwight Kay wouldn’t understand these concerns.
He went on to say, “It’s simply wrong, and I think we’re trying to address issues that quite frankly don’t have any business coming up in this General Assembly.” Apparently the health of the women in his district is not a concern for Dwight Kay. To him, we’re not worth discussing.
Unfortunately, this is not the first time Dwight Kay has ignored the needs of women. Last year, he opposed a budget to fund vital services, including breast cancer screenings for low-income women and help for domestic violence victims. Our dangerously out-of-touch representative, Dwight Kay, has joined the extremists in Springfield by waging a war on women’s health.
We deserve so much better than a representative who doesn’t treat women with respect, and we certainly deserve an apology from Dwight Kay.
Candidate for State Representative, 112th District