Every woman who believes in women’s access to reproductive health care services should do her own homework and look at Mike Michaud’s voting record on Project Vote Smart before she accepts the Democratic Party’s marketing of its candidate as having “evolved” on these issues.

Mainers are being cheated by the parties’ efforts to limit debates. I would like to know if the Democratic candidate would revoke his four votes to prohibit military facilities from providing even privately funded abortions for Maine servicewomen.

Will he renounce his 2009 vote in favor of the Stupak-Pitts Amendment, which sought to prohibit private insurance plans from covering abortions?

Will he speak to his 2012 support for the Hyde Amendment?

The issue of choice is pivotal to me, both as a woman and as a voter. There is a clear choice in the election to replace Paul LePage as governor. Do we accept a candidate with a troubling record of votes limiting women’s reproductive choices because the Democratic Party assures us that he has “evolved”?

Eliot Cutler is the only candidate who has consistently supported women’s access to reproductive health care services.

Triss Critchfield

South Portland