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Statement on Comments made by a candidate in the 9th Congressional District

I am greatly disturbed by outrageous comments made by a Republican candidate for Congress in the 9th Congressional District seeking to link autism and dementia to equal rights for the LGBT community and a woman’s right to choose.  There is simply no justification – scientifically or morally – for attempts to link them.  Autism and dementia are medical problems that deserve medical attention, research and support for those living with these difficult diseases and their families.